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Denarius (Coin) Depicting Mask of Pan

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.


about 48 BCE, issued by C. Vibius Pansa


Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

During the first century BCE, powerful Roman families issued their own coinage, which often bore a personal icon. In this case the moneyer, a member of the Pansa family, used a mask of Pan in reference to the family’s name.


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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Ancient Roman


Denarius (Coin) Depicting Mask of Pan


Roman Empire (Minted in)

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48 BCE




Diam.: 1.8 cm (3/4 in.)

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Gift of William F. Dunham

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