Denarius of the Marsic Confederation with head of Italia
about 90–89 B.C.
Mint: probably Bovianum
Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.12 gm. Die Axis: 1
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Italia, laureate, left, wearing necklace and earring.
Viteliu written in Oscan letters (Oscan word for Italia).
Reverse: Helmeted soldier holding spear in right hand, his left foot on a Roman standard. Recumbent bull at his side.
In exergue: I
By date unknown: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (Bank Leu AG auction 17, May 3-4, 1977, Saal der Zunft zum Kämbel, Limmatquai 52, Zurich, lot 285); purchased by MFA at the Bank Leu auction; accessioned June 9, 1977
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour