Double-sestertius with bust of Herennia Etruscilla, struck under Trajan II Decius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 249–251


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 063.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 32.57 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

34.1381

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Herennia Etruscilla, right, with crescent and drapery.
HERENNIAETRVSCILLAAVG
Reverse: Pudicitia seated left, holding veil from face with right hand; in left, scepter.
PVDICITIAAVG SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1930: with Naville & Cie., 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica [Naville] auction 15, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2 ff., 1930, lot 1839); by 1934: Private Collection, U.S.; December 6, 1934: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)