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Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

19-18 BCE

Artist:

Roman, minted in Spain

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays the emperor Augustus, facing left.

On the back, a comet is depicted.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus

Origin

Italy

Date

19 BCE–18 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: CAESAR AVGVSTVS Reverse: DIVVS IVLIVS

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 3.47 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1254

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