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Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Salus

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

49 BCE

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the head of Salus, goddess of health and welfare, laureate and facing to the right. On the back (reverse), the goddess of health and hygiene, Valetudo, stands looking to the left, leaning on a column and feeding a serpent from her right hand.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Salus

Origin

Acilia

Date

49 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: SALVTIS Reverse: MV ACILIV[S} III VIR VALETV

Dimensions

Diam. 1.9 cm; 3.61 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1233

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