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Denarius Serratus (Coin) Depicting the God Jupiter

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

about 81 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the head of the god Jupiter (Greek Zeus) facing to the right. He is bearded and wears a laurel wreath in his hair. The back (reverse) depicts the goddess Europa, holding her veil which floats over her head, sitting on a bull that charges to the left. Under the bull is an ivy leaf.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius Serratus (Coin) Depicting the God Jupiter

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

81 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: E Reverse: VO L F STRAB

Dimensions

Diam. 1.8 cm; 3.70 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.813

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