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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.428.9
People
Moneyer: M. Caecilius Q.f. Q.n. Metellus, Roman
Title
Denarius of M. Caecilius Q.f. Q.n. Metellus, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 127 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Republican period
Culture
Roman Republican
Physical Descriptions
Medium
silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.85 g
Die Axis
5
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Behind, ROMA downwards; before, mark of value (XVI in monogram)
  • Reverse Inscription: Around, counter-clockwise, M.METELLVS.Q.F
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 263/1b
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.428.9
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, ROMA downwards; before, mark of value (XVI in monogram). Border of dots.
Rev.: Macedonian shield with elephant's head; around, counter-clockwise, M.METELLVS.Q.F. Laurel wreath border.

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