Didrachm of Suessa Aurunca with head of Apollo

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 265–240 B.C.


Mint: Campania, Suessa Arunca

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.17 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

2008.1055

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo to the right.
Behind his head small image of Artemis (Diana) with bow.
Reverse: Naked horseman holding palm branch with fillet, leading second horse.
In exergue: SVESANO

Provenance

A.D.M. collection, Switzerland. May 12, 2004, anonymous sale (Auction 27), Numismatica Ars Classica, Zürich, Switzerland, lot 10, sold to Cornelius C. Vermeule, III (b. 1925 – d. 2008), Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; 2008, gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 22, 2008)

NOTES:
[1] Lent by Cornelius Vermeule to the MFA from 2004 until 2008 (loan no. L-T 326.2.2004).

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III