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Denarius (Coin) Depicting the God Liber

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

about 78 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

On the front of this coin, the god Liber is depicted facing right and wearing a crown of ivy.
On the back, the goddess Ceres is depicted holding a torch in each hand while standing in a chariot drawn by 2 dragons.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting the God Liber

Place

Roman Empire (Artist's nationality:)

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78 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam.: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.811

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