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Republican Denarius of Rome Issued by Mn. Cordius Rufus

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Republican Denarius of Rome Issued by Mn. Cordius Rufus

46 BCE
Silver

11/16 in. (diameter) x 1/16 in. (1.8 cm x 0.1 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: C.635
Geography: Europe, Italy, Rome
Classification: Exchange Media; Coins
Culture/Nationality: Roman
Collection: Aline Abaecherli Boyce Collection

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  • Aphrodite
  • denarii - Roman silver coins originally valued at ten asses, later debased in value and purity; in use from the late 3rd century BCE until the mid-3rd century CE.
  • Gods and Goddesses - Added June 2010 by M. Weldon
  • pilei - Type of skullcap, sometimes pointed, worn especially by ancient Greeks and Romans, and also by ecclesiastics.
  • Republican - Refers to the period in history and style of art that developed when Rome was ruled by the Republic, from its founding in 509 BCE through the Battle of Actium in 31 BCE or the formal establishment of the Empire in 27 BCE. Art produced during this period reflects the political power, glories, and distinguished ancestors of the ruling families, resulting in many portraits and historical reliefs. The style is characterized by the influence of Classical Greek art and an emphasis on extreme realism.
  • scales - Instruments for determining the weight of objects or substances.
  • scepters - Staffs or batons borne by sovereigns as ceremonial emblems of authority.
  • silver - Pure metallic element having symbol Ag and atomic number 47; a malleable, ductile, white metal with characteristic sheen, considered a precious metal. Silver is widely distributed throughout the world, occurring rarely as metallic silver (in Peru, Norway) but more often as silver-gold alloys and silver ore. Today silver is obtained as a byproduct in the refinement of gold, lead, copper, or zinc ores. Silver was smelted from the ore galena as early as 3800 BCE. As a pure metal, silver is second to gold in malleability and ductility, can be polished to a highly reflective surface, and used -- typically in an alloy -- in jewelry, coinage, photography, mirrors, electrical contacts, and tableware.
  • twins - Two siblings conceived, carried in the womb, and usually born at the same time. They may be identical, as when one fertilized egg splits, or fraternal, as when two eggs are individually fertilized.

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