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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R0658
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Publius Crassus; Rome
Denomination:  Denarius
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  55 BC
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.58
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 1639. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
BIRBI-R0658.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Venus, wearing laurel wreath and diadem, wearing necklace and draped, facing r., within pellet border. Reverse: Female figure, in short robe, leading horse l. with r. and holding spear in l.; cuirass and shield at feet, to l. and r. respectively. Within pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: S.C (Translation Disputed). Reverse: Γ.CRASSVS.-M.F (Publius Crassus, Son of Marcus).

Bibliography:  RRC I 430/1

3 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Publius Crassus
Roman

53 BC
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