Denarius with head of Apollo (?), struck under L. Memmius
about 109–108 B.C.
Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.95 gm. Die Axis: 10
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Male head (Apollo?), right, wearing oak-wreath.
Monogram below chin (?).
Reverse: The Dioscuri standing facing between their horses;
each holds spear and his horse by bridle.
In exergue: LMEMMI
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.