Denarius

Augustus, Roman Imperial, Lugdunum, Gaul, Roman Empire

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2 BCE-11 CE

Silver

Overall: 13/16 in. (20 mm)

Weight: 3.6 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853

27.1.29268

Geography/Culture

Europe, France

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Laureate head of Augustus right. Legend: [CAE]SAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER P[ATRIAE], beginning at 5 o‘clock, counterclockwise, letters facing outwards. Reverse: Two figures, frontal, togate, and capite velato, identified by the legend as Gaius and Lucius Caesar; each rests an inside hand on one of two shields which stand upright between them; behind the shields two spears on the diagonal; above, in the field, between them, a simpulum (left) and a lituus (right). Legend: C L CAESARES in exergue; AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, from 4 o‘clock, counter-clockwise, letters facing outward.

Course History

LAT 15, Literature of Rome, Simone Oppen, Fall 2019

LAT 3, Intermediate Latin, Bryce Walker, Spring 2019

LAT 3, Intermediate Latin, Inger Kuin, Spring 2019

HUM 3.02, Two Empires under the Sun, Roberta Stewart and Gil Raz, Spring 2019

LAT 01, Introductory Latin, Jenny Lynn, Winter 2019

LAT 01, Introductory Latin, Scott Arcenas, Winter 2019

LAT 01, Introductory Latin, Bryce Walker, Winter 2019

LAT 01, Introductory Latin, Margaretha Kramer, Winter 2019

Exhibition History

From Art to Artifact: Making Sense of Roman Coins, Roman Numismatics Senior Seminar, Spring 2009, Gene Y. Kim Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June13, 2009.

Artifacts of the Roman Empire, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 18-November 5, 1990.

Provenance

Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

Catalogue Raisonne

RIC I2 p. 55 no. 207.

Old Number

HN 176

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