Denarius

Julia Domna
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire

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196-211

Silver

Overall: 5/8 in. (16 mm)

Weight: 3.4 g

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

27.1.29391

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscriptions

Obverse: Draped female bust right; hair in queue, five (?) ridges; no frame; round hole of diameter 2.5 mm in head 1.5 mm below 11:30. Inscribed clockwise, inward, from 8:00-10:00: I V L I A; from 2:00-4:30: [A V] G V S T A; "X" scratched onto outer edge at 6:00. Reverse: Female figure, veiled and fully draped, standing left; holding round object (patera?) in extended right hand; left arm at side, holding vertical staff and fold of drapery. Inscribed clockwise, inward, from 1:30-4:30: SANCTAE; somewhere on left side: [VESTAE] (possible trace of this "E" at 1:00); framed 2:00-4:00; axis up.

Provenance

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

Catalogue Raisonne

RIC 587, CREBM 99 (possibly also 100 or 101; pl. 29.8)

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