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Denarius with head of Venus, struck under C. Julius Caesar

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Obverse: Head of Venus to right, diademed; hair rolled back, collected in a knot behind and falling in two locks down her neck. Reverse: Aeneas, naked, walking left, holding Palladium in right hand and bearing on left shoulder his father Anchises. At right: CAESAR

Provenance

By date unknown: Boston Athenaeum Collection; deposited by The Boston Athenaeum, May 1, 1913

Credit Line

Deposited by The Boston Athenaeum

Roman, Late Republican Period, about 47–46 B.C.

Mint

Africa

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.89 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

13.633

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins