Denarius with head of Italia
about 90–89 B.C.
Mint: Corfinium (?)
Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 4.01 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: head of Italia, laureate, right, wearing earring and necklace.
ITALIA (at left); X (at right)
Reverse: Italia seated, left on three shields, spear in right hand, parazonium in left, crowned by Victory who stands behind her.
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 283); purchased by MFA at the Bank Leu auction; accessioned June 9, 1977
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour