Quinarius with bust of Carus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 282–283


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 15.5 mm. Weight: 1.21 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

88.504

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Carus, right, laureate, draped and cuirassed.
IMPCAR VSAVG
Reverse: Soldier standing left, holding spear in his left hand, large round shield with his right hand.
VIRTVS AVGG

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Everett Fund