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Coin: ar denarius

Museum number:
8-5544
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.1947 and Acc.1947Q
Object count:
1
Description:
Coin; AR; Denarius; Roman. 3.87 grams, 17 mm. C. Caecilius Metellus. Obverse: ROMA, Head of Roma r. helmeted, wearing necklace; to right, [symbol]. Reverse: Jupiter in biga of elephants l. each having small bell at neck; above, Victory holding wreath; to left, undetermined object; in exergue, C.METELLVS. Remarks: " Dies aligned.
Donor:
Alabama-Coushatta Tribal Council, John L. Balderston, and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Rome (modern city), Lazio, Central Italy
Verbatim coll. place:
Rome?
Culture or time period:
Late Roman Republic (242-49 BC)
Collector:
John L. Balderston
Materials:
Silver (metal)
Person depicted:
Jupiter (Roman deity) and Roma (Roman diety)
Inscription:
Reverse exergue: C.METELLVS and Obverse legend: ROMA
Object type:
archaeology
Function:
7.5 Issued Currency and Associated Containers
Production date:
133-126 BC
Accession date:
1947 and 1964
Department:
Classical Mediterranean
Dimensions:
linear 17 millimeters and weight 3.87 grams
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