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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.428.21
People
Moneyer: C. Porcius M.f. M.n. Cato, Roman
Title
Denarius of C. Porcius M.f. M.n. Cato, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 123 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
3.93 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Behind, mark of value (X)
  • Reverse Inscription: Below, C.CATO; in exergue, ROMA
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 274/1
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.428.21
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, mark of value (X). Border of dots.
Rev.: Victory in biga r., holding reins in l. hand and whip in r. hand; below, C.CATO; in exergue, ROMA. Border of dots.

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