Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Marcus Volteius Marci filius

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Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Marcus Volteius Marci filius

This silver coin was minted in Rome by Marcus Volteius, son of Marcus, in 78 BC. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the obverse of the coin.

The obverse depicts Jupiter, the father of the gods. The coin is worn and pitted, with a small crack.

Each obverse and reverse die used for the Roman Republican coinage appears to have been individually made. The metal on the die was probably hammered out, then engraved. The dies were struck onto coin blanks which were made in open moulds.

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Online ID: 000-100-065-684-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15252
Date: 78
78 BC
Material: Silver; both sides slightly off-centre; some edge damage and light piting; crack at 10.0 (obverse); moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Laureate head of Jupiter to right / Rev. Capitoline temple; below, M . VOLTEI . M . F
Dimensions: 18.00 x 17.00 mm D / Die Axis: 12.5
What: Coin Type: Crawford 385/1
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Jupiter
M. Volteius M. f. (Maker)
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Republic
Description: Silver denarius of Rome, minted by M. Volteius M. f., 78 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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