Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Marcus Volteius Marci filius

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Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Marcus Volteius Marci filius

This silver coin was minted in Rome by Marcus Volteius, son of Marcus, in 78 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 the Capitoline temple dedicated to Jupiter, the father of the gods, in Rome. Below is the legend 'M.VOLTEI.M.F' referring to the moneyer, about whom nothing else is known.

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: 000-190-000-420-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15252
Date: 78
78 BC
Material: Silver; both sides slightly off-centre; some edge damage and light piting; crack at 10.0 (obverse); moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Laureate head of Jupiter to right / Rev. Capitoline temple; below, M . VOLTEI . M . F
Dimensions: 18.00 x 17.00 mm D / Die Axis: 12.5
What: Coin Type: Crawford 385/1
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Jupiter
M. Volteius M. f. (Maker)
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Republic
Description: Silver denarius of Rome, minted by M. Volteius M. f., 78 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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