Antoninianus with bust of Probus
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 3.89 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Probus, radiate and curiassed left, holding spear over right shoulder.
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Reverse: Sol standing in a quadriga, left, with right hand raised, holding whip in left hand
SOLI INVICTO Below XXIP
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.