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Denarius (Coin) Depicting a Galley

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

32-31 BCE, issued by Marc Antony

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts a type of Praetorian ship, called a galley, with rowers. On the back (reverse), an eagle flies between two staffs. The Roman number “VI” (six) refers to one of the twenty-three legions that served under Mark Antony. Coins such as this denarius were used to pay his fleet.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting a Galley

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

32 BCE–31 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: ANT AVG – III VIR R P C (Antonius augur triumvir rei publicae constituendae) Reverse: LEG VI

Dimensions

Diam. 1.7 cm; 3.62 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1238

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