Roman Imperial
Roman Empire


19-16 BCE


Weight: 3.5 g

Diameter: 13/16 in. (21 mm)

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



Place Made: Spain, Europe


1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name


Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view


Obverse: Laureate head of Augustus right; CAESAR AVGVSTV[S], left down, right up, outwardly Reverse: Comet with eight rays and tail; DIVVS IVLI*V*S, horizontally across center of field

Course History

ANTH 7, Thinking About Empire, Alan Covey, Winter 2014

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

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

Exhibition History

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


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

Catalogue Raisonne

BMC, Vol. I: no. 357, pl. 7/9

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