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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.79.976
People
Moneyer: Cn. Cornelius Cn.f. Blasio, Roman
Title
Denarius of Cn. Cornelius Cn.f. Blasio, 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
3.88 g
Die Axis
9
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Above, mark of value (XVI in monogram); before, CN.BLASIO.CN.F
  • Reverse Inscription: In field, BLA in monogram (letters in reverse order); below, ROMA
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 296/1h
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.79.976
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Head of Mars r., wearing Corinthian helmet; above, mark of value (XVI in monogram); before, [CN.BLASIO.CN.]F; behind, palm-branch. Border of dots.
Rev.: Jupiter standing facing between Juno and Minerva; Jupiter holds sceptre in r. hand and thunderbolt in l. hand; Juno holds sceptre in r. hand; Minerva holds sceptre in l. hand and crowns Jupiter with r. hand; in field, BLA in monogram (letters in reverse order); below, [RO]MA. Border of dots.

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