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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.

Date:

about 48 BCE, issued by C. Vibius Pansa

Artist:

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

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting Mask of Pan

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

48 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 1.8 cm; 4.02 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.810

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