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Denarius (Coin) Depicting a Female Head

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

about 48 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays a female figure facing right, with long hair flowing down to her shoulders.
On the back (reverse), a standing female is shown frontally, wearing a robe and crown. In her right hand she holds a small deer by the antlers. Her left hand holds a spear.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting a Female Head

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

48 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: SASERNA HOSTIVIVS

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 3.46 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.783

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