Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Publius Satrienus

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Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Publius Satrienus

This silver coin was minted in Rome by Publius Satrienus in 77 BC. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the obverse of the coin.

The obverse portrays Roma, the goddess and personification of Rome, wearing a helmet. Behind her are the letters 'LVIII' written downwards, which serve as a mint control-mark, used to control the issue of coin dies.

The silver denarius became the most common coin issued after the mid-2nd century BC. At first equal to 10 bronze asses, from around 141 BC it was valued at 16. Thereafter, the sestertius, equated at four to a denarius, was the unit of reckoning.

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Online ID: 000-100-065-692-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15260
Date: 77
77 BC
Material: Silver; edge chipped at 6.5 - 8.5 (obverse); moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, LVIII, downwards / Rev. She-wolf walking left; ROMA above; in exergue, P . SATRIE / NVS
Dimensions: 17.00 mm D / Die Axis: 9.5
What: Coin Type: Crawford 388/1b
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: P. Satrienus (Maker)
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Republic
Description: Silver denarius of Rome, minted by P. Satrienus, 77 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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