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Roman coin with the image of a ship

  • Roman coin with the image of a ship © Ministerio de Cultura

    Roman coin with the image of a ship © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Numismatics

Date

14-17

Cultural background

Roman

Original title

Moneda romana con figura de nave

Ship minted in bronze

Bronze coin showing Tiberius minted near Tortosa (Tarragona) issued by the first emperors, from Augustus to Claudius.

These coins were minted showing local motifs. This interesting Spanish-Roman example illustrates the seafaring lifestyle of the Roman town of Dertosa (now Tortosa). The front shows the head of Tiberius and the words "AVGV CAESAR DIVI AVG F". On the reverse side there is a sailing ship with the inscriptions "DERT" and "M H ILERCAVONIA".

Details of the work

Origin
Dertosa

Object
Coin

Dimensions
Diameter = 25.9 mm; Thickness = 2.5 mm; Weight = 9.8 g

Technique
Minting

Material
Bronze

  

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