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Quadrans wit head of Hercules, struck under Cn. Domitius (Calvinus or Ahenobarbus?)

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Obverse: Head of young Hercules, right, wearing lion skin; three vertical dots behind. Reverse: Prow of ship, right; three vertical dots before prow. CN DOME; ROMA (below)

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

Everett Fund

Roman, Republican Period, about 128 B.C.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.92 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

88.378

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins