Coin (obverse), Victoriatus, of Caecilius Metellus

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Coin (obverse), Victoriatus, of Caecilius Metellus

This silver coin of a type called a victoriatus was minted in Rome by Caecilius Metellus between 194 and 190 BC. This picture shows the obverse.

The obverse has a head of Jupiter, the father of the gods, wearing a laurel wreath.

Most coins of the Roman Republic were issued by officials called moneyers. They may have been elected, perhaps annually. For much of the 2nd century BC there were three moneyers each year. A number of members of the Metellus clan minted coins.

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Online ID: 000-100-065-449-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15017
Date: 194 - 190
Between 194 and 190 BC
Material: Silver; reverse very slightly off-centre; several small edge nicks; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Laureate head of Jupiter to right / Rev. Victory standing right, crowning trophy; ME (ligated) between Victory and trophy; ROMA in exergue
Dimensions: 17.50 x 17.00 mm D / Die Axis: 1.0
What: Coin Type: Crawford 132/1
Coin, victoriatus
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Caecilius Metellus (Maker)
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Republic
Description: Silver victoriatus of Rome, minted by Caecilius Metellus, 194 - 190 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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