Sestertius with carpentum drawn by mules, struck under Tiberius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 22–23


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 28.79 gm.

Accession Number

88.394

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Carpentum drawn by two mules to right.
Above: S.P.Q.R./IVLIAEAVGVST
Reverse: in center: SC (large)
Around: TI.CAESAR.DIVIAVGFAVGVSTPMTRPOTXXIIII

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