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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2002,0102.4955

  • Denomination

    • denarius
  • Description

    Silver coin.(obverse) Bust of young Hercules, right, diademed, wearing lion's skin with club over right shoulder.
    (reverse) Bare-headed Parthian kneeling right, right hand extending standard with X-marked vexillum attached, left hand held out low.

  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19BC-4BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 3.58 grammes
    • Die-axis: 1 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        countermark
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Comment

        circular mark on face
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        M DVRMIVS III VIR
      • Inscription Comment

        clockwise
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        CAESAR AVGVSTVS.SIGN RECE
      • Inscription Comment

        clockwise
  • Curator's comments

    Augustus' successful diplomacy in 20 BC, secured the return by Phraates of Parthia of standards captured from Crassus and Antony in their disastrous Parthian campaigns of 53 and 36 BC.

  • Bibliography

    • RIC1 314, p.64 (type) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2002

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    2002,0102.4955

Silver coin.

Obverse & Reverse

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