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Quinarius with bust of Carus

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Obverse: Bust of Carus, right, laureate. IMP CARVS AVG Reverse: Soldier standing left, holding spear in his left hand, large round shield with his right hand. VIRTVS AVGG

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, Imperial Period, A.D. 282–283

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 15.5 mm. Weight: 1.21 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

88.504

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins