As with head of Janus

Roman
Republican Period
207 B.C.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 43.43 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.373

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Janus, laureate.
I (above)
Reverse: Cornucopiae above prow of ship, right.
ROMA (below prow); I (in field, 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

Everett Fund