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Denarius (Coin) Depicting Scipio Africanus

A work made of silver.
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Date:

112-111 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays Scipio Africanus (the elder), with a trident preserved at left.

On the back the god Jupiter stands between between the goddesses Juno and Pallas. Below them is preserved the inscription ROMA with an eagle.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting Scipio Africanus

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

112 BCE–111 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: C N (BLA) SIO CN F Reverse: ROMA "Rome"

Dimensions

Diam. 1.9 cm; 3.70 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4847a

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