Denarius of Q. Pomponius Musa

Roman
Republican Period
66 B.C.


Dimensions

Weight: 3.91 gm

Accession Number

2017.1365

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Classifications

Coins

Signed

Minted in Rome

Markings

Obverse: profile bust of Apollo, legend: Q. POMPONI MUSA
Reverse: Herakles (with lionskin and club) playing the lyre; legend: HERCULES MUSARUM

Provenance

By 1949, Count Alessandro Magnaguti (b. 1887 – d. 1966), Mantua; January 1, 1949, Magnaguti sale, part II, P. and P. Santamaria, Rome, lot 206. May 18, 1999, anonymous sale, Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich (auction 15), lot 136, to an anonymous collector; May 29, 2017, anonymous sale, Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich (auction 100), lot 305, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 21, 2017)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour