Coin with bust of Divus Romulus, struck under Maxentius
about A.D. 310
Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.01 gm. Die Axis: 11
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Divus Romulus, profile to right.
DIVO ROMVLO N V BIS CONS
Reverse: Tomb with round top surmounted by an eagle.
In exergue: R Q
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.