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Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Ceres

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

about 63 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts the goddess Ceres wearing a crown of grain and facing right. A grain of barley is depicted before her, and a spear of grain is depicted behind her.

On the back, a curule chair is shown between two fasces.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Ceres

Place

Roman Empire (Artist's nationality)

Date

63 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.779

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