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forgery / coin

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • 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 Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        MAR VL[T]
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Comment

  • 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


  • C&M Catalogue number

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

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