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Republican Denarius of Northern Italy

Republican
81 BCE
Silver

11/16 x 11/16 x 1/16 in. (1.8 x 1.7 x 0.1 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: C.661
Geography: Europe, Italy, Northern Italy
Classification: Exchange Media; Coins
Culture/Nationality: Roman
Collection: Aline Abaecherli Boyce Collection

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  • Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
  • Ciconiidae - Members of a family containing 17 living species in several genera of large, long-necked, voiceless, wading birds having a long, stout bill and flying by alternately flapping and soaring, with neck outstretched and legs trailing. They are related to the herons, flamingos, and ibises. In folklore, storks are responsible for delivering human babies, probably deriving from some species tendency to nest on rooftops. The stork's large size, habit of serial monogamy, and faithfulness to an established nesting site are characteristics that contribute to their prominence mythology and folklore.
  • 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.
  • female - Referring to the sex that normally produces eggs or female germ cells.
  • Gods and Goddesses - Added June 2010 by M. Weldon
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • A Treasury of Knowledge: An Exhibition of the Bryn Mawr Collection of Ancient Coins , Sep 1, 2005 – Dec 1, 2005

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