Denarius with head of Italia

Roman
Republican Period
about 90–89 B.C.


Mint: Corfinium (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 4.01 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1977.494

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour