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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Dates/Places: Roman Republic and Empire
Creator Name-CRT: Roman
Title: Coin Showing Consul Marcellus
Title Type: preferred
Title: Reverse: Consul Marcellus consecrating trophy
Title Type: alternate
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -5
Creation End Date: -5
Creation Date: Roman Republic, 50 B.C.
Creation Place: Europe,Italy,Lazio (region),Roma (province),Rome
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Coin
Materials and Techniques: Silver denaris
Dimensions: Diameter: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)
Inscriptions: Obverse: MARCELLINUS and triskelesReverse: MARCELLUS/COS QVINQ'Marcellus, consul for fifth time'
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1922.4846a
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Martin A. Ryerson
Subject Description: Roman republican law and custom forbade the representation of any living person on its coinage, although one's name could appear, as on this obverse. Therefore Marcellinus incorporated his famous ancestor's portrait and accomplishments on his coin. Marcus Claudius Macellus conquored the Gaul Viridomarus in 222 B.C. and was five times elected consul.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1922.4846a
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999
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