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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1954.70.2
People
Moneyer: M. Aurelius Cotta, Roman
Title
Denarius of M. Aurelius Cotta, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 139 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
3.29 g
Die Axis
10
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Below chin, COTA; behind, mark of value (X)
  • Reverse Inscription: Below, M.AVRELI (AVR in ligature); in exergue, ROMA
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 229/1a
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Gorham P. Stevens
Accession Year
1954
Object Number
1954.70.2
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma r.; below chin, COTA; behind, mark of value (X). Border of dots.
Rev.: Hercules in biga of centaurs r., holding reins in l. hand and club in r. hand; centaurs each carry branch in l. hand; below, M.AVRELI (AVR in ligature); in exergue, ROMA. Line border.

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