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Denarius (Coin) Depicting the God Mars

A work made of silver.
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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

103 BCE

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the head of the god Mars facing to the left and wearing a helmet ornamented by horsehair and plumes. The back (reverse) depicts two warriors fighting; a Roman legionary and barbarian with headress with horns and shield; between them, a Roman warrior has fallen. The name of the moneyer is recorded in the reverse inscription: Q. Minucius Thermus M. f.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting the God Mars

Origin

Italy

Date

103 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: Q THERM M F

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 3.58 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.2682

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