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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.428.40
People
After the issue of M. Caecilius Q.f. Q.n. Metellus, Roman
Title
Restored Denarius of M. Caecilius Q.f. Q.n. Metellus, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
82 BCE-80 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
3.82 g
Die Axis
3
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Behind, ROMA downwards; before, mark of value (XVI in ligature)
  • Reverse Inscription: Around, counter-clockwise, M.METELLVS.Q.F
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 369/1
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.428.40
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Head of Apollo r.; behind, ROMA downwards; before, mark of value (XVI in ligature). Border of dots. Hole drilled at 12:00.
Rev.: Macedonian shield with elephant's head; around, counter-clockwise, M.METELLVS.Q.F. Laurel wreath border. Hole drilled through Q of legend.

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