Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Tiberius Minucius Caii filius Augurinus

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Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Tiberius Minucius Caii filius Augurinus

This silver coin was minted in Rome by Tiberius Minucius Augurinus, son of Caius, in 134 BC. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the reverse of the coin.

In the centre is a column with a worn figure on top. Two figures in togas are on either side, one holding a dish and a loaf, the other a staff used by priests who interpreted omens. The inscription on the sides is an abbreviation of the moneyer's name.

The reverse design depicts famous ancestors of the moneyer. The column is a representation of a bronze statue in Rome to a praefect who reduced the price of corn in a famine in 439 BC. The coin is the only evidence of the statue.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-111-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1978.494
Date: 134 BC
Material: Silver. Inscription: Obv. Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, mark of value / Rev. Spiral column; two figures; above, ROMA; on l., TI MINVCI.C.F upwards; on r., AVGVRINI downwards
Dimensions: 19.00 mm D / Die Axis: 9.0
What: Coin, denarius
Subject: Ancient Coin Collection
Who: Roma
Where: Italy, Rome
Description: Silver denarius of the Roman Republic, Rome, 134 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
  • RRC, 243 / 1 
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