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Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

15-13 BCE

Artist:

Roman, minted in Lyons

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Emperor Augustus, facing to the right. On the back (reverse), a bull charging to the right is depicted.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

15 BCE–13 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: AVGVSTVS DIVI F Reverse: IMP X

Dimensions

Diam. 1.8 cm; 3.52 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.988

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