1.00 Dupondius, Dupondius, 97 C.E.


The Dupondius is an ancient Roman coin made of brass. Though it was small change, it bears an enormous inscription: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIIPP. Fully interpreted, it reveals the rather long title of the Roman ruler at the time: Revered Emperor Nerva Caesar, Greatest Priest, Tribune of the People, (in his) Third Consulship, Father of his Country. The reverse bears the simpler inscription “Public Liberty” and the letters SC, indicating that this coin was issued by decree of the Roman Senate.

Date Made: 97 ADAssociated Date: 0096 - 0098

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Roman EmpireAssociated Place: Rome

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.94682Catalog Number: 94682Accession Number: 263707

Object Name: Coin

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-7f68-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_938479

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