About this artwork
The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the mythical twins known as the Dioscuri in profile. One has short hair held in place by a rope or laurel wreath while the other wears two stars in his hair.
On the back (reverse), an unidentified robed figure stands facing left, head bowed while holding a scale in one hand and a sceptre in the other. The smaller figure shown behind is likely that of Cupid.
Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Roman
- Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Dioscuri
- Roman Empire
- 49 BCE
- Obverse: RVFVS III VIR Reverse: NV CORDIV
- Diam. 1.8 cm; 3.96 g
- Gift of William F. Dunham