Antoninianus with bust of Tacitus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 275–276


Mint: Serdica

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 3.78 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

1998.556

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Tacitus to right.
IMPCMCLTACITVSAVG
Reverse: Providentia with two standards at left facing Sol, who holds globe on left hand and raises right.
PRO VIDEND EOR in ex.: KA(followed by Greek delta)

Provenance

By 1950: with Boutin, Paris; July 1950: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Boutin; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III