Coin with bust of Divus Romulus, struck under Maxentius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 310


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.01 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

88.515

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Divus Romulus, profile to right.
DIVO ROMVLO N V BIS CONS
Reverse: Tomb with round top surmounted by an eagle.
AETERNAE MEMORIAE
In exergue: R Q

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