Coin (obverse), Denarius, probably of Pinarius Natta

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minted in Rome

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Coin (obverse), Denarius, probably of Pinarius Natta

This silver coin was minted in Rome, probably by Pinarius Natta, in 155 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 winged helmet, her hair flowing in three locks. The letter X behind her is a mark of value.

During the 160s and 150s BC, virtually no silver coins were minted in Rome. Thereafter, with the wealth from conquered Mediterranean lands, silver coins were again issued, with the silver denarius the chief issue.

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Online ID: 000-100-078-528-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1978.302
Date: 155 BC
Material: Silver. Inscription: Obv. Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, mark of value / Rev. Victory in biga r., holding whip in r. hand and reins in l. hand; below, NAT; in exergue, ROMA
Dimensions: 19.00 mm D / Die Axis: 1.5
What: Coin, denarius
Subject: Ancient Coin Collection
Who: Roma
Where: Italy, Rome
Spain, Aznalcollar
Description: Silver denarius of the Roman Republic, Rome, 155 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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