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medal / imitation / coin

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    B.12905

  • Denomination

    • sestertius
  • Description

    Copper alloy medal; Renaissance imitation of a Roman coin type.(obverse) Laureate head of Domitian, right.
    (reverse) Domitian standing left, sacrificing with patera over altar; in front of Domitian is a shrine or temple contatining a cult statue.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 16thC (or later)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 20.91 grammes
    • Diameter: 32 millimetres
    • Die-axis: 6 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse field
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        S C
  • Curator's comments

    The medal imitates a sestertius of Domitian.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition date

    2013

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    B.12905

Copper alloy coin; modern forgery.

Obverse & Reverse

Copper alloy coin; modern forgery.

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