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Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Ceres

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

81 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the goddess Ceres, facing right. She wears drop earings and a crown of wheat, with her hair rolled on the sides.

On the back (reverse), two oxen face left while a figure standing behind them raises a whip to drive them forward.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Ceres

Place

Roman Empire (Artist's nationality)

Date

81 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: CAPIT VIII Reverse: MARI C F SC VII

Dimensions

Diam.: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.790

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