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Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

41 BCE

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays the Emperor Octavius, facing right.

On the back, Emperor Julius Caesar is portrayed on horseback.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

41 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: CAESAR III VIR Reverse: POPVL IVSSV

Dimensions

Diam. 1.9 cm; 3.95 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1250

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