As (aes grave) with heads of Dioscuri

Roman
Republican Period
about 280–276 B.C.


Mint: Rome (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 71 mm. Weight: 253.53 gm

Accession Number

62.286

Medium or Technique

Bronze (cast)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Janiform heads of Dioscuri, hair tied with band.
Above, mark of value: I.
Reverse: Head of Mercury, wearing winged cap, to left.
Above, mark of value: I.

Provenance

1962, sold by J. J. Klejman (dealer; b. 1906 - d. 1995), New York, to the MFA for $425 [see note]. (Accession Date: April 11, 1962)

NOTE: This is the price paid for MFA accession nos. 62.286 and 62.287.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour