Denarius coin with helmeted head of Italia - ROM2011_11891_7

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Denarius coin with helmeted head of Italia

Medium:Struck silver
Geography: Minted in Italy
Date: c. 91-87 BC
Period: Roman Republican period
Object number: 950.56.149
Credit Line: A.E. Ames Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Republican portraits and coinage
Description

Silver Denarius Coinage 125-79 BC

  • The Obverse showed different deities and personifications.

  • Historical events sometimes promoted the moneyers’ claims to illustrious ancestry.

  • Rome’s refusal to grant citizenship to its Italic allies led to the “Social War” of 90-88 BC.

Collection:
Roman World
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