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Didrachm (Coin) Depicting the God Janus

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

225-214 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts a youthful Janiform head enclosed in border of dots.

On the back the god Jupiter is shown driving a four-horse chariot called a quadriga, while holding a thunderbolt and a sceptre.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Didrachm (Coin) Depicting the God Janus

Date

225 BCE–214 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ROMA

Dimensions

Diam. 2.3 cm; 6.20 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1922.5377

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