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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.79.1050
People
Issued by Octavian, Roman (r. 27 BCE - 14 CE)
Title
Quinarius of Octavian, Uncertain Mint, Italy
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
29 BCE-27 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Uncertain Mint
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Physical Descriptions
Medium
silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
1.66 g
Die Axis
4
Denomination
quinarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Behind, CAESAR upwards
  • Reverse Inscription: To r., ASIA downwards; to l., RECEPTA downwards
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 276 p. 61
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.79.1050
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bare head of Octavian r.; behind, [CAE]SAR upwards. Countermarks on portrait.
Rev.: Victory standing l. on cestus, holding wreath in r. hand; to either side, coiled snake; to r., [ASIA] downwards; to l., RECEPTA downwards.

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