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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1990.8
People
Moneyer: Sex. Pompeius Fostlus, Roman
Title
Denarius of Sex. Pompeius Fostlus, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 137 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
3.9 g
Die Axis
1
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: Around, counter-clockwise, SEX.PO - FOSTLVS; in exergue, ROMA
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 235/1c
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1990
Object Number
1990.8
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, jug; before, mark of value (X). Border of dots.
Rev.: She-wolf r., suckling twins; behind, ficus Ruminalis, with one bird on trunk and two birds on branches; to l., Faustulus; around, counter-clockwise, SEX.PO - [FOSTLVS]; in exergue, ROMA. Line border.

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