Coin (obverse), Denarius of Publius Clodius filius Marci

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Coin (obverse), Denarius of Publius Clodius filius Marci

This silver coin was minted in Rome by Publius Clodius, son of Marcus in 42 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 Apollo, the Greek god of light, healing and prophecy, wearing a laurel wreath. Behind him is a lyre, reflecting his association with music.

In the Republic, coins were minted in bronze, silver and gold, though gold issues were rare. Julius Caesar introduced a new gold coinage, and his successors continued this policy. P. Clodius struck a similar issue to this coin in gold.

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Online ID: 000-100-078-699-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1915.164
Date: 42 BC
Material: Silver. Inscription: Obv. Laureate head of Apollor.; behind, lyre / Rev. Diana standing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, lighted torch in each hand; on r., P.CLODIVS downwards; on l., M.F downwards
Dimensions: 19.00 mm D / Die Axis: 1.5
What: Coin, denarius
Subject: Ancient Coin Collection
Who: Apollo
Where: Italy, Rome
Description: Silver denarius of the Roman Republic, Rome, 42 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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