Didrachm with head of Hercules

Roman
Republican Period
about 264–255 B.C.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.95 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

00.73

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Youthful bust of Hercules, right; club and lion-skin at neck
Reverse: She-wolf suckling twins, Romulus and Remus, to right;
below: ROMANO

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 1, 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund