Quadrans, Issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 130 BC
Monier: Q. Metellus
Minted by Rome
Head of Hercules facing right, wearing lion-skin; behind three dots
Prow of a Roman war ship facing right; above Q. ME TE; at right, three dots
This moneyer is thought to have become a Consul in 123 BC. If so his name was Quintus Caecilius Metellus, he was awarded a triumph in 121 BC and was a censor with Piso in 120 BC.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
19 mm (Outside Diameter), 3.46 g (Weight)
[Book] Crawford, Michael H. 1974. Roman Republican Coinage., 283 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.