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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.428.36
People
Moneyer: L. Farsuleius Mensor, Roman
Title
Denarius of L. Farsuleius Mensor, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 75 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
3.79 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Behind, S.C downwards; before, MENSOR upwards
  • Reverse Inscription: Below, control-mark (XLV[I?]); in exergue, L.FARSVLEI
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 392/1b
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.428.36
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Libertas r., draped and wearing diadem; behind, S.C downwards and pileus; before, MENSOR upwards. Bead-and-reel border.
Rev.: Warrior holding spear and reining in biga r. with l. hand; with r. hand assisting togate figure into biga; below, control-mark (XLV[I?]); in exergue, L.FARSVLE[I]. Border of dots.

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