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Denarius with head of Octavian

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Obverse: Head of Octavian, bare, right. Reverse: Venus, seen from behind, holding helmet on right hand, scepter in left, resting left elbow on column. Shield at left. In field: CAESAR DIVI.F

Provenance

By date unknown: Hall Park McCullough Collection; by 1967: with Stack's, 123 West 57th Street, New York (Stack's auction of Hall Park McCullough Collection, November 22, 1967, lot 1061); 1967: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 13, 1967: gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Roman, Republican Period, about 32–29 B.C.

Mint

Uncertain (Brundisium or Rome), Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 3.72 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

67.1029

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins