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Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Minerva

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

about 46 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the goddess Minerva, facing right and wearing a feathered helmet.

On the back (reverse), the winged goddess Victory is shown riding in a type of chariot called a quadriga, holding the reins in one hand and a palm branch in the other.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Minerva

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

46 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: R. C. CONSIDI

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 3.29 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.768

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