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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.270
People
Moneyer: Cn. Gellius, Roman
Title
Denarius of Cn. Gellius, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 138 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
3.51 g
Die Axis
5
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Behind, mark of value (X)
  • Reverse Inscription: Below, CN.GEL or CN.GELI; in exergue, ROMA
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 232/1
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Professor Randall Thompson
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.270
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, mark of value (X). Laurel wreath border.
Rev.: Warrior (Mars?) in quadriga r., holding shield in l. hand and grasping captive beside him with r. hand; below, CN.GE[L or LI]; in exergue, [R]OMA. Line border.

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