Aureus of Caius Vibius Varus

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Acquired in 1910 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 110
collection_code
SCP
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
ca. 38 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Coin, aureus of Caius Vibius Varus, gold, head of Apollo / Venus with mirror, Roman, ca. 38 BC
dimensions
Diameter: 2.03 cm, Weight: 8.08 g
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
From the Salting bequest.
id
258544
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T10:53:03.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T10:53:03.000Z
latitude
32.311141
location
In Storage
longitude
-83.309642
marks
'C. VIBIVS / VARVS'
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Gold
museum_number
A.669-1910
museum_number_token
a6691910
object_number
O310869
object_type
Coin
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Obverse: Head of Apollo. Reverse: Venus, naked to below the waist, standing near a column, She gazes into a mirror held in her left. Inscriptions.
place
Roman Empire
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This is an ancient Roman coin, an aureus of Caius Vibius Varus, depicting the head of Apollo on obverse and Venus on reverse. The aureus was an ancient Roman gold coin, issued from around the 1st century BC up to the 4th century AD. One aureus was worth 25 silver denarii. The denarius was a small silver coin and the principal silver coin issued in the ancient Roman currency system from the late 3rd century BC until the early 3rd century AD. Ancient Roman coins were very popular with Renaissance collectors. By owning them and copying aspects of them in their own commissions, patrons could acquire some of the glory of the classical world. The coins bequeathed to the V&A by George Salting include examples of silver coins from Syracuse of the 4th century BC, a set of gold imperial coins of Rome, and some fine specimens of bronze denarii of the Roman Empire.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
aureus-of-caius-vibius-varus-coin-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Aureus of Caius Vibius Varus
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-34
year_start
-43