Roman Republic, Denarius


Roman Republic, Denarius (obverse) Roman Republic, Denarius (reverse)

This Roman denarius from the year 133 BC features on its overse the head of Roma, the goddess and personification of Rome, wearing a winged attic helmet. Behind her is the mark XVI for the value of 16 asses.

The reverse depicts a goddess driving a biga, a two-horse war chariot. Victoria, the goddess of victory, is just about to crown the driver. Below the biga is the inscription P. CALP for the moneyer Publius Calpurnius Lanarius, and the word ROMA.


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