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Didrachm (Coin) Depicting the Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux)

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.


225-214 BCE, issued by the Roman Republic


Roman, possibly minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts a Janiform head of the Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux), wearing crowns of laurels and surrounded by a decorative border of dots.

On the back the god Jupiter wields a thunderbolt while riding in a four horse chariot, called a quadriga, which is driven by the figure of Victory. Beneath them, ROMA is inscribed in a rectangle.


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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Ancient Roman


Didrachm (Coin) Depicting the Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux)


Capua (Object made in)

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225 BCE–214 BCE




Reverse: ROMA


Diam.: 2.3 cm (15/16 in.)

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Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

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