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Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

36 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Octavian, bearded and facing to the right. On the back (reverse), priestly instruments including an augur’s wand, jug, and aspergillum are depicted.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian

Origin

Italy

Date

36 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: [IMP] CAESAR DIVI F III VIR ITER R P C Reverse: [COS ITER ET] TER DESIG

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 4.00 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1252

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