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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R0859
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Augustus; M. Sanquinius; Rome
Denomination:  Denarius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  17 BC
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  3.88
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2364. Spink, 1945.
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Description:  Obverse: Herald in long robe and feathered helmet, standing facing l., in r. holding winged caduceus, in l. round shield with a six-pointed star on it. Reverse: Youthful head of the deified Julius Caesar, wearing laurel wreath; above, comet showing four rays and a tail.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: AVCVSTDI … CSΛE (Augustus, Divine Son, Secular Games). Reverse: M.SANQVI NIVS.III.VIR (M. Sanquinius, Three Men)

Bibliography:  RIC I 2nd ed. 340

Notes:  The inscription is specifically referring to the Secular Games of 17 BC

4 Related People

Rome
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M. Sanquinius
Roman


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Augustus
Roman
-63-09-23
14-08-19
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