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Denarius with busts of Dei Penates, issued by C. Sulpicius Galba

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Obverse: Jugate, laureate busts of two youthful gods: the Dei Penates, to left. D.P.P. Reverse: The two Penates, holding spears and wearing short tunics, swearing an oath over the sow which lies between them. Above: I in exergue: C.SVLPICI.C.F.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; June 23, 2004; purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Republican Period, about 106 B.C.

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 3.87 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

2004.448

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins