Commemorative Dupondius

Caligula
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire

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37-41

Bronze

Overall: 1 1/8 in. (29 mm)

Weight: 14.9 g

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

27.1.29274

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscriptions

Obverse: Radiate head of Augustus left; DIVUS AUGUSTUS, in arc above; S C left and right in field. Reverse: Laureate head and togate Augustus seated left on curule chair, holding branch in right hand and left hand against side; CONSENSU SENAT* E*T* EQ ORDIN. P.Q.R.

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.

Publication History

"The Romans: Precocious Polluters," in "Copper: An Ancient Metal," Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program, Nov. 18, 2010.

Provenance

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

Catalogue Raisonne

BMC, Vol. I: no. 88, pl. 30/8

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