Denarius with head of Octavian

Roman
Republican Period
about 32–29 B.C.


Mint: Italy, Uncertain (Brundisium or Rome)

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 3.72 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

67.1029

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Octavian, bare, right.
Reverse: Venus, seen from behind, holding helmet on right hand, scepter in left, resting left elbow on column. Shield at left.
In field: CAESAR DIVI.F

Provenance

By date unknown: Hall Park McCullough Collection; by 1967: with Stack's, 123 West 57th Street, New York (Stack's auction of Hall Park McCullough Collection, November 22, 1967, lot 1061); 1967: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 13, 1967: gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr.