Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Caius Vibius Caii filius Pansa

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Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Caius Vibius Caii filius Pansa

This silver coin was minted in Rome by Caius Vibius Pansa, son of Caius, in 90 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 Ceres, the corn goddess, walking to the right, holding a torch in each hand. A pig is in front of her (very worn and indistinct on this coin). Behind her is the legend 'C.VIBIVS.C.F', written downwards, referring to the moneyer.

The designs on Roman Republican coins often referred to famous ancestors or favourite cults of the moneyer. Ceres and Apollo appear on other coins of members of the Vibius family.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-401-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15198
Date: 90
90 BC
Material: Silver; a little light pitting; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, PANSA, downwards; ?S below chin / Rev. Ceres walking right, holding torch in each hand; pig in front of her; behind, C . VIBIVS . C . F, downwards
Dimensions: 18.00 x 17.00 mm D / Die Axis: 7.0
What: Coin Type: Crawford 342/3a or 3b
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Apollo
C. Vibius C. f. Pansa (Maker)
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Republic
Description: Silver denarius of Rome, struck by C. Vibius C. f. Pansa, 90 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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