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Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Roma

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

128 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The denarius, introduced in 211 BCE, was the principal silver coin of Rome for five hundred years. The profile
head of the goddess Roma—the personification of Rome—was the most popular image depicted on silver denarii in the second and first centuries BCE.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Roma

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

128 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 3.89 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.766

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