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Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Roma

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

200 or 152 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the goddess Roma, facing right and wearing a winged helmet surmounted by eagle’s head.

On the back (reverse), the goddess of victory is depicted driving a type of chariot called a biga, while holding a whip in her hand.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Roma

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

152 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 1.8 cm; 3.82 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.803

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