Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Titus Carisius

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Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Titus Carisius

This silver coin was minted in Rome by Titus Carisius in 46 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 Sibyl, a goddess of prophecy, her hair decorated with jewels and tied with bands.

Caesar seized Rome at an early stage in the Civil War with Pompey, and with it the means to mint in Rome. The designs of coins from this time generally relate to Caesar, not, as was more common before, exploits and symbols of the individual moneyers.

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Online ID: 000-100-078-689-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1915.158
Date: 46 BC
Material: Silver. Inscription: Obv. Head of Sibyl r. / Rev. Sphinx r.; above head of sphinx, T.CARISIVS; in exergue, III.VIR
Dimensions: 19.50 mm D / Die Axis: 4.5
What: Coin, denarius
Subject: Ancient Coin Collection
Who: Sibyl
Where: Italy, Rome
Description: Silver denarius of the Roman Republic, Rome, 46 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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