Denarius with head of Apollo (?), struck under L. Memmius

Roman
Republican Period
about 109–108 B.C.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.95 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

88.383

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Male head (Apollo?), right, wearing oak-wreath.
Monogram below chin (?).
Reverse: The Dioscuri standing facing between their horses;
each holds spear and his horse by bridle.
In exergue: LMEMMI

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