As with head of Drusus II, struck under Tiberius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 22–23


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 10.58 gm.

Accession Number

88.397

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Drusus II, bare, left.
DRVSVSCAESARTI AVGDIVI AVGN, starting low left.
Reverse: S C large in center.
.PONTIF.TRIBVN.POTEST.ITER, starting high right.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury