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Maker(s):L. Plautius Plancus (minted under)
Culture:Roman; Republican
Title:Denarius of Medusa
Date Made:47 BCE
Type:Coin/Numismatic
Materials:Silver
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:17mm
Accession Number:  MH 2004.13.63
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Nathan Whitman
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Currently on view

Description:
Obverse: Head of Medusa facing, with disshelvelled snake-hair, legend in field below. Dot border; L. PLAVTIVS.
Reverse: Aurora flying right, accompanied by the four horses of the sun; [PLANCVS, completely off-flan]

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; numismatics

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