Denarius with busts of Dei Penates, issued by C. Sulpicius Galba

Roman
Republican Period
about 106 B.C.


Mint: Italy, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 3.87 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

2004.448

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Jugate, laureate busts of two youthful gods: the Dei Penates to left.
D.P.P.
Reverse: The two Penates, holding spears and wearing short tunics, swearing an oath over the sow which lies between them.
Above: I in exergue: C.SVLPICI.C.F.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; June 23, 2004; purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour