Back to Main Themes page |  Back to Goddesses, Roman

Valetudo

(1 coin)
Mn. Acilius Glabrio, c.49 B.C.

AR Denarius, 3.97g. 18mm. SALVTIS. Laureate head of Salus to right. Rev. MAN ACILIVS III VIR VALETV. Valetudo standing to left resting left arm on column and holding snake in right hand. CR 442/1a. Syd. 922. RBW 1556. Sear, Imperator 16. Nearly mint state with luster under light toning.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex:  NAC, Zurich, Auction 78, 2014, lot 700.

The types may relate to the claim of the Acilia family of having introduced the first physician to Rome.  Mommsen, as referenced in Sear "Imperators" above , mentions that the Greek physician Archagathus came to Rome in 219 B.C. and established his practice at a locale near the Acilia family home.

 

See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $850.00
 

Back to Main Themes page |  Back to Goddesses, Roman

Terms of Sale and Privacy Policy

View Cart

Comments and questions to webmaster@coin.com
Copyright © 1995-2022 Edward J. Waddell, Ltd. All rights reserved.