Denarius with head of Cybele, struck under A. Plautius
about 55 B.C.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.90 gm. Die Axis: 5
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Cybele, right, turreted; hair collected into knot behind and falling down neck.
A.PLAVTIVS (before head); AED.CVR.S.C (behind)
Reverse: Bearded figure, Bacchius, in Eastern dress, kneeling, right beside camel; he holds in extended right hand an olive branch, and in left bridle of camel.
[B]ACCHIVS (in exergue); IVDAEVS (on right)
By date unknown: Joseph H. Clark Collection; June 6, 1912: gift of Joseph H. Clark to MFA
Gift of Joseph H. Clark