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forgery / coin

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Denomination

    • denarius serratus
  • Description

    Silver coin; ancient forgery.(obverse) Bust of Amphitrite seen from behind, with head turned to right, draped; on left, control mark; on right, control mark. Border of dots.
    (reverse) Neptune in biga of sea-horses right, holding reins in left hand and brandishing tridet with right hand; above, control mark; below, inscription. Border of dots.


  • State

    • Roman Republic
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 72BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 3.43 grammes
    • Die-axis: 5 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        control mark
      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Transliteration

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        Q·CREPER·M·F / ROCVS
      • Inscription Type

        control mark
      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Type

        control mark
      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

  • Curator's comments

    Hybrid obverse and reverse types.

  • Bibliography

    • RR1 3346, p.409 bibliographic details
    • Ghey, Leins & Crawford 2010 399.1.14 bibliographic details
    • RRC 399/1b (type) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number


  • C&M Catalogue number

    • RR1p409.3346
Silver coin; ancient forgery.

Obverse & Reverse

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