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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.428.42
People
Moneyer: L. Caesius, Roman
Title
Denarius of L. Caesius, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 112 or 111 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
3.9 g
Die Axis
5
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: To r., AP (Apollo or argento publico) or RA (Roma) in monogram
  • Reverse Inscription: To l., LA (Lares) in monogram; to r., PRE (Praestites) in monogram; in exergue, L.CAESI
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 298/1
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.428.42
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Apollo from behind, with head turned l. and thunderbolt in r. hand; to r., AP (Apollo or argento publico) or RA (Roma) in monogram. Border of dots.
Rev.: Lares Praestites seated facing, with dog between, each holding staff in l. hand; above, bust of Vulcan with tongs over shoulder; to l., [LA] (Lares) in monogram; to r., PRE (Praestites) in monogram; in exergue, [L.]CAESI (AE in ligature). Border of dots.

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