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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2005.115.78
People
Moneyer: Cn. Cornelius Cn.f. Blasio, Roman
Title
Denarius of Cn. Cornelius Cn.f. Blasio, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 112 or 111 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
3.81 g
Die Axis
8
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Before, CN.BLASIO.CN.F
  • Reverse Inscription: In field, Y; in exergue, ROMA
Provenance
Collection of Margarete Bieber; bought from Gans in 1954, offered by Knobloch in 1965.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 296/1e
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Celia and Walter Gilbert, Claude-Claire Grenier, and the Marian H. Phinney Fund
Accession Year
2005
Object Number
2005.115.78
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Helmeted head of Mars (or Scipio Africanus?) r.; above, mark of value (XVI in monogram); before, [CN.BL]ASIO.CN.F; behind, wreath. Border of dots. Stippling on portrait.
Rev.: Jupiter standing facing between Juno (on l.) and Minerva (on r.), holding scepter in r. hand and thunderbolt in l. hand; Juno holds scepter in r. hand; Minerva holds scepter in l. hand and crowns Jupiter with r. hand; in field, Y; in exergue, ROMA. Border of dots.
Exhibition History

Re-View: S422 (Ancient rotation) "The Scholar as Collector: Margarete Bieber (1879-1978)", Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/15/2011 - 06/18/2011

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