Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Tiberius Veturius

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Postcard of Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Tiberius Veturius.
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Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Tiberius Veturius

This silver coin was minted in Rome by Tiberius Veturius in 137 BC. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the reverse of the coin.

The reverse depicts an oath-taking scene, where two warriors stand face to face, holding spears and touching with swords a pig held by a kneeling figure between them. Above is the inscription 'ROMA' (Rome).

The silver denarius became the most common coin issued after the mid-2nd century BC. At first equal to 10 bronze asses, from around 141 BC it was valued at 16. Thereafter, the sestertius, equated at four to a denarius, was the unit of reckoning.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-367-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15047
Date: 137
137 BC
Material: Silver; parts of edge a little uneven; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Helmeted draped bust of Mars to right; X behind; TI [.] VE, downwards, at left edge (VE ligated) / Rev. Two warriors standing face to face, holding spears and touching with swords a p
Dimensions: 18.00 x 19.00 mm D / Die Axis: 1.0
What: Coin Type: Crawford 234/1
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Mars
T. Veturius (Maker)
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Republic
Description: Silver denarius of Rome, minted by T. Veturius, 137 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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