Orichalcum Sestertius, Roman; 34-6 AD; Rome; AR1-30

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Randolph College Department of Biology Natural History Collections

Name/Title

Orichalcum Sestertius, Roman

About this object

A Roman brass (orichalcum) sestertius, minted during the reign of Tiberius, c. 34-6 AD. It features an empty, horse-drawn quadriga r., its side decorated with a trophy, Victory, and kneeling captive on the obverse, with no inscription. The reverse shows a large S.C. in the middle, which means that it was most likely minted in Rome, with the inscription <TI.>CAESAR.DIVI.AVG.F.AVG<V>S<TVS.P.M.TR.>POT.XXXVI (or XXXVII). Reference: Matt., RIC (1984) I.98.54 or I.98.60.

Date Made

34-6 AD

Period

Tiberius

Place Made

Rome

Place Notes

Temple of Juno Moneta, Capitoline Hill.

Subject and Association Keywords

Tiberius

Medium and Materials

Metal (brass)

Style and Iconography

Quadriga (obverse)

Style and Iconography

S.C. (reverse)

Technique

Struck

Measurements

34 mm.

Object Type

Coin

Object number

AR1-30

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