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Denarius with female bust, struck under M. Porcius Cato

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Obverse: Female bust, right, wearing diadem, with hair in rolls and collected into knot. Behind: ROMA; below: M CATO Reverse: Victory, draped, seated to the right, holding patera in extended right hand and palm branch in left hand. Below seat: ST in exergue: VICTRIX

Credit Line

Deposited by The Boston Athenaeum

Roman, Republican Period, about 89 B.C.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 3.92 gm.

Accession Number

13.645

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins