Denarius with head of Cybele, struck under A. Plautius

Roman
Republican Period
about 55 B.C.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.90 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

12.453

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Cybele, right, turreted; hair collected into knot behind and falling down neck.
A.PLAVTIVS (before head); AED.CVR.S.C (behind)
Reverse: Bearded figure, Bacchius, in Eastern dress, kneeling, right beside camel; he holds in extended right hand an olive branch, and in left bridle of camel.
[B]ACCHIVS (in exergue); IVDAEVS (on right)

Provenance

By date unknown: Joseph H. Clark Collection; June 6, 1912: gift of Joseph H. Clark to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph H. Clark