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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1986.528.241
People
Octavian, Roman (r. 27 BCE - 14 CE)
Title
Quinarius of Octavius, Italy, Uncertain Mint
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 29 BCE-27 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Uncertain Mint
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
1.67 g
Die Axis
4
Denomination
quinarius
Date on Object
IMP VII
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: CAESAR IMP VII
  • Reverse Inscription: ASIA RECEPTA
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 276 p. 61
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Nanette B. Rodney
Accession Year
1986
Object Number
1986.528.241
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bare head of Octavian r.; around, [CAESAR] IMP VII
Rev.: Victory, dr., stg. l., holding wreath in r. hand and palm branch in l. hand, on cista mystica between two snakes; on r., [ASIA]; on l., [RE]CEPTA

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