Aureus with head of Apollo, struck under C. Vibius Varus
about 42 B.C.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.07 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Apollo, right, barley wreath in hair.
Reverse: Venus, half-draped, facing away, leaning on column and looking in mirror.
C.VIBIVS (at left) at right: VARVS
By 1960: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 21, March 19, 1960, lot 5, citing Merzbacher auction, November 1909, lot 1084 and Vierordt auction, 1923, lot 434); purchased at Münzen und Medaillen auction 21 on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; May 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd. for Swiss fr. 8,221 (this is the total price for 60.518-60.525)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour