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Denarius (Coin) Depicting Bonus Eventus

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

62 or 54 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts Bonus Eventus, the divine personification of good outcomes, facing right and wearing a diadem.

On the back (reverse) the Puteal Scribonianum, a buidling which stood in the Roman Forum, is decorated with a garland and two lyres.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting Bonus Eventus

Place

Roman Empire (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

62 BCE–54 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: BON EVENT / LIBO Reverse: PVTEAL / SCRIBON

Dimensions

Diam.: 2.1 cm (7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.804

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