Denarius with head of Apollo, struck under C. Calpurnius Piso Frugi

Roman
Republican Period
about 67 B.C.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.97 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

2008.1054

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo, to the right; minting tongs behind.
Reverse: Horseman galloping to the right; minting mallet above.
Beneath horseman: C.PISOL.FFRVGI Above: control mark

Provenance

By 2003, Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Frederick, MD; August, 2003, sold by Waddell to Cornelius C. Vermeule, III (b. 1925 – d. 2008), Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; 2008, gift of Vermeule to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 22, 2008)

NOTES:
[1] Lent by Cornelius Vermeule to the MFA from 2004 until 2008 (loan no. L-T 326.1.2004).

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III