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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:

21-20 BCE

Artist:

Roman; minted in Samos (or possibly Pergamum)

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Emperor Augustus facing right. The back (reverse) depicts a bull, standing to the right.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

21 BCE–20 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: CAESAR Reverse: AVGVSTVS

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 3.62 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.3047

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