Denarius with head of Roma, struck under C. Caecilius Metellus Caprarius

Roman
Republican Period
about 125 B.C.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.79 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

12.440

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Roma, right, wearing winged helmet. The crest of which is in the form of a Phrygian cap with gryphon’s head or star.
Monogram off flan under chin. ROMA (behind)
Reverse: Jupiter in biga of elephants walking to left; above, Victory with wreath.
METELLVS (in exergue)

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