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Denarius (Coin) Depicting the God Quirinus

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

60 BC, issued by the Roman Republic, C. Memmius (moneyer)

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the God Head Quirinus, bearded and facing right.

On the back (reverse), the goddess Ceres is depicted seated, facing right and holding a scepter and an ear of wheat. In the foreground, a rearing serpent is shown.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting the God Quirinus

Origin

Rome

Date

Struck 60 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: C MEMMI C F QVIRINVS Reverse: MEMMIVS AED. CERIALIA PREIMVS FECIT

Dimensions

Diam. 2.1 cm; 4.03 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4845

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