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Didrachm of Suessa Aurunca with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo to the right; behind his head small image of Artemis (Diana) with bow. Reverse: Naked horseman holding palm branch with fillet, leading second horse. In exergue: SVESANO


By date unknown: A.D.M. collection, Switzerland; 2004: with Numismatica Ars Classica, Niederdorfstrasse 43 CH 8022, Zürich, Switzerland (Auction 27, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zürich, May 12, 2004, lot 10); 2004; purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III at Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 27; 2004-2008: lent by Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA (as L-T 326.2.2004); October 22, 2008: gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

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Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 265–240 B.C.


Suessa Arunca, Campania


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.17 gm. Die Axis: 8

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The Ancient World


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