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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.115.132
People
Moneyer: M. Nonius Sufenas, Roman
Title
Denarius of M. Nonius Sufenas, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 59 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
2.95 g
Die Axis
5
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Behind, S.C upwards; before, SVFENAS downwards
  • Reverse Inscription: Around, counter-clockwise, PR.L.V.P.F (praetor ludos Victoriae primus fecit); in exergue, SEX.NONI
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 421/1
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
2008.115.132
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Head of Saturn r.; behind, harpa and oval object (stone?); behind, S.C; before, [SVFE]NAS. Border of dots. Entire top right quadrant (12 to 3 o'clock) of obverse obscured by grit.
Rev.: Roma seated l. on pile of armor, holding scepter in r. hand and sword in l. hand; behind, Victory, holding palm branch in l. hand and crowning Roma with r. hand; around, PR.L.V.P.F (praetor ludos Victoriae primus fecit); in exergue, [SE]X.NONI. Border of dots. Small area of white deposit in left half of exergue.

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