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Coin Depicting a She-Wolf Nursing Romulus and Remus

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

117-192

Artist:

Roman; minted in Ilium, Troas (now Turkey)

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts a she-wolf, facing left, nursing the twin brothers and legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus. The back (reverse) shows Hector, the legendary warrior and prince of Troy who was ultimately killed by Achilles, advancing left and holding a spear and shield.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Depicting a She-Wolf Nursing Romulus and Remus

Place

Rome (Minted in)

Date

117 CE–192 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: IΛI Reverse: EKTΩΡ

Dimensions

Diam.: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.2856

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