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Denarius (Coin) Depicting the God Janus

A work made of silver.
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Date:

119 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the god Janus, wearing a crown of laurels.

On the back (reverse), the goddess Roma is depicted wearing a helmet, with a sceptre in her left hand. He right hand raises a crown, to be placed atop a trophy at the base of which are two shields.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting the God Janus

Place

Roman Empire (Artist's nationality)

Date

119 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: M FOVRI L F Reverse: PHILI ROMA

Dimensions

Diam.: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.778

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