From Art to Artifact:  Making Sense of Roman Coins

Denarius of Julius Caesar

Coin Information

Mint: Africa, 47-46 BCE

Obverse: Diademed head of female, probably Venus, facing right, wearing an earring; below the diadem a band of hair encircles her head ending in a loose bun

Reverse: Muscle-bound male figure, probably Aeneas, striding left and frontal, holding the Palladium in his right hand, and a cloaked figure, his father Anchises, seated on his left shoulder. Legend in field to the right: CAESAR (from top to bottom)

Hood: 27.1.29267
Crawford: 458/1