Sestertius with bust of Trebonianus Gallus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 251–253


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 20.19 gm.

Accession Number

88.486

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Bust of Trebonianus Gallus, draped and laureate, profile to right.
[IMPCAESCVIB]IVSTREBONIANVSGALLVSAVG
Reverse: Liberalitas standing, head profile to left, abacus in right hand, cornucopia in left.
LIBERALITAS[AVGG] In field: S C

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