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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.

Date:

225-214 BCE, issued by the Roman Republic

Artist:

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

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

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

Origin

Capua

Date

225 BCE–214 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ROMA

Dimensions

Diam. 2.3 cm; 6.62 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1241

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