From Art to Artifact:  Making Sense of Roman Coins

Denarius of Julius Caesar

Coin Information

Mint: Italy/Gaul, mint moving with Caesar, 49-48 BCE

Obverse: Sacral implements and insignia, from left to right: single-handled cup (simpulum), horse-tail sprinkler (aspergillum), ceremonial axe (securis) and priestly cap (apex).

Reverse: Elephant and carnyx, facing each other; ‘CAESAR’ on the legend below.

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