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As with head of Drusus II, struck under Tiberius

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Obverse: Head of Drusus II, bare, left. DRVSVS CAESAR TI AVG DIVI AVG N, starting low left. Reverse: S C large in center. PONTIF TRIBVN POTEST ITER, starting high right.

Provenance

December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888) NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 22–23

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 10.58 gm.

Accession Number

88.397

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins