Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Marcus Lepidus

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Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Marcus Lepidus

This silver coin was struck at a mint in Italy by Marcus Lepidus in 42 BC. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the obverse of the coin.

Around the portrait of Marcus Lepidus is the legend 'LEPIDVS.PONT.MAX.III.V.R.P.C.' (the NT and MA are joined). The lengthy abbreviation records his position as Pontifex Maximus (head of the college of pontiffs) and member of the triumvirate.

In the political turmoil following Caesar's death, various alliances were created and broken. In 43 BC the triumvirate of the three main contenders, Antony, Lepidus and Octavian, was formed. Like Caesar, Lepidus held a priestly office and a political one.

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Online ID: 000-100-065-808-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15376
Date: 42
42 BC
Material: Silver; both sides slightly off-centre; fairly worn. Inscription: Obv. Head of M. Lepidus to right; around, LEPIDVS . PONT . MAX . III . V . R . P . C . (NT and MA ligated) / Rev. Head of Octavian to right; around, CAESAR . IMP . III . VIR . R . P . C. (M
Dimensions: 18.00 x 19.00 mm D / Die Axis: 7.0
What: Coin Type: Crawford 495/2a
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: M. Lepidus (Maker)
Where: Italy
Roman Republic
Description: Silver denarius of Rome, minted in Italy by M. Lepidus, 42 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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