Frederick II Hohenstaufen, augustale
Mint: Brindisi, Italy
Diameter: 2.1cm (13/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Circular coin, augustale, of Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250), Holy Roman Emperor. Coin turn and plain edge.
Obverse: Beaded rim; profile bust of Frederick II looking to proper left, wearing laureate wreath and drapery over armor; inscribed at edge “CESAR AVG IMP ROM”.
Reverse: Molded rim; eagle with head turned to proper left; inscribed at edge “+FRIDE RICVS”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CESAR AVG IMP ROM".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "+FRIDE RICVS".
1914, Morosini Collection, Venice. Franz Trau (b. 1881 - d. 1931), Vienna. 1939, Spink and Sons, London; 1939, sold by Spink to Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, III, Cambridge, MA; 1969, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, III to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1969)
Centennial Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in memory of Georg Swarzenski