Quadrans wit head of Hercules, struck under Cn. Domitius (Calvinus or Ahenobarbus?)
about 128 B.C.
Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.92 gm. Die Axis: 10
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of young Hercules, right, wearing lion skin.
Three vertical dots behind.
Reverse: Prow of ship, right; three vertical dots before prow.
CNDOME (above) ROMA (below)
December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)
NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.