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Denarius (Coin) Depicting the God Apollo

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

85 BCE

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts the god Apollo, facing right and crowned with laurels.

On the back, a figure - likely the Etruscan god Vejovis, who was also associated with Apollo - is shown mounted on the mythical goat Amaltheus.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Depicting the God Apollo

Place

Italy (Minted in)

Date

85 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: NV FONTEI C(F)

Dimensions

Diam.: 2.1 cm (7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1247

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