Denarius with bust of Genius Populi Romani, struck under Cn. Cornelius Lentulus

Roman
Republican Period
about 76–75 B.C.


Mint: Spain (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 3.97 gm.

Accession Number

42.527

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Genius of the Roman people, right, bearded, draped and wearing diadem; behind sceptre.
G.P.R (Genius Populi Romani, above)
Reverse: A globe between rudder and sceptre, left, to which is attached a laurel-wreath with fillet.
EX SC (at left and right in field) CN.LEN.Q (below globe)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Charles Goddard Weld Collection; gift of Mrs. Charles Goddard Weld to MFA, November 12, 1942

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles Goddard Weld