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Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Venus with Cupid

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

84-83 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) depicts the head of the goddess Venus, diademed and facing to the right. In front of her, Cupid stands holding a palm. On the back (reverse), a sacrificial vessel and augur’s wand are depicted between two trophies.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Venus with Cupid

Place

Roman Empire (Artist's nationality)

Date

Struck 84 BCE–83 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: L SVLLA Reverse: IMPER ITERV(M)

Dimensions

Diam.: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.771

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