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Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Mask of Pan

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

48 BCE

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the mask of the god Pan, facing right. On the back (reverse), the god Jupiter Axur is shown facing left.

During the first century BCE, powerful Roman families issued their own coinage, which often bore a personal icon. In this case the moneyer, a member of the Pansa family, used a mask of Pan in reference to the family’s name.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Mask of Pan

Origin

Italy

Date

48 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: PA (NSA) Reverse: IOVIS AXVR C VIBIVS C CN

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 4.03 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1264

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