Denarius with head of Venus, struck under C. Julius Caesar

Roman
Late Republican Period
about 47–46 B.C.


Mint: Africa

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.89 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

13.633

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Krupp Gallery (Gallery 215A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Venus to right, diademed; hair rolled back, collected in a knot behind and falling in two locks down her neck.
Reverse: Aeneas, naked, walking left, holding Palladium in right hand and bearing on left shoulder his father Anchises.
At right: CAESAR

Provenance

By date unknown: Boston Athenaeum Collection; deposited by The Boston Athenaeum, May 1, 1913

Credit Line

Deposited by The Boston Athenaeum