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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.115.131
People
Moneyer: L. Farsuleius Mensor, Roman
Title
Denarius of L. Farsuleius Mensor, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 75 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
3.42 g
Die Axis
5
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Before, MENSOR upwards; below chin, S.C; behind, illegible control mark
  • Reverse Inscription: In exergue, L.FARSVLEI
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 392/1a
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
2008.115.131
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Libertas r., draped and diademed; behind, pileus; before, MENSOR; below chin, S[.C]; behind, control mark (illegible). Bead-and-reel border.
Rev.: Warrior holding spear and reining in biga r. with l. hand, with r. hand assisting togate figure into biga; below, scorpion r.; in exergue, L.FARSVLEI. Border of dots.

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