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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.115.128
People
Moneyer: M. Volteius M.f., Roman
Title
Denarius of M. Volteius M.f., Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 78 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
3.6 g
Die Axis
8
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Behind, control symbol (pentagram)
  • Reverse Inscription: Above, control numeral (capital lambda and stigma = 36); in exergue, M.VOLTEI.M.F
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 385/4
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.115.128
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Helmeted bust r., draped; behind, control symbol (pentagram). Border of dots. Very worn; control symbol barely legible.
Rev.: Cybele, wearing turreted (mural) crown and veil, in biga of lions r., holding reins in l. hand and patera in r. hand; above, control numeral (capital lambda and stigma = 36); in exergue, M.VOLTEI.M.F. Border of dots.

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