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forgery / coin

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    R.6092

  • Denomination

    • denarius
  • Description

    Silver coin; ancient forgery.(obverse) Head of Augustus, laureate, right.
    (reverse) Front view of circular temple (Temple of Mars Ultor) with domed roof, showing six columns; within, aquila between two standards.

  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 3.14 grammes
    • Die-axis: 5 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        MAR VL[T]
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        CAESAR AVGVSTVS
      • Inscription Comment

        anti-clockwise
  • Curator's comments

    The small temple of Mars Ultor was situated on the Capitol and was built specially to house the legionary standards of Crassus and Antony recovered by Augustus from Phraates IV of Parthia. It was dedicated on 12 May, 20 BC.

  • Bibliography

    • RIC1 103, p.48 bibliographic details
    • RE1 371, p.66 bibliographic details
    • RR2 4417, p.30 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    R.6092

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • RE1p66.371
    • RR2p30.4417
Silver coin; ancient forgery.

Obverse & Reverse

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