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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.176.59
People
Issued by Octavian, Roman (r. 27 BCE - 14 CE)
Title
Denarius of Octavian, Uncertain Mint, Italy
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
32 - 29 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Uncertain Mint
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Location
Level 3, Room 3500, Special Exhibitions Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.62 g
Die Axis
5
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: In exergue, CAESAR.DIVI.F
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 263 p. 60
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The George Davis Chase Collection of Roman Coins, Gift of George Davis Chase, Professor of Classics and Dean of Graduate Study at the University of Maine
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.176.59
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Victory, draped, standing r. on prow, holding wreath in r. hand and palm in l. hand.
Reverse.: Octavian standing in ornamented slow quadriga r., holding branch in r. hand, reins in l. hand. In exergue.
Publication History

Ethan Lasser, ed., The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2017), p. 127, Plate 63 (contents of cabinet); p. 128, Plate 64a.

Exhibition History

The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/19/2017 - 12/31/2017

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