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Denarius Serratus (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Diana

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

about 81 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the head of the goddess Diana facing to the right, with a quiver and bow on her shoulder. The skull and horn of an ox (called a bucranium) is in the field above. The back (reverse) depicts a priest in a toga facing to the left with his right hand raised as he sprinkels water over a sacrifical ox. A small lighted altar is between them. The inscription around the scene, A. POST. A. F. S. N. ALBIN, refers to the moneyer Aulus Postumius Albinus.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius Serratus (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Diana

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

81 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: A. POST. A. F. S. N. ALBIN

Dimensions

DIam. 1.9 cm; 3.93 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.799

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