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1.00 Dupondius, Dupondius, 97 C.E.

1.00 Dupondius, Dupondius, 97 C.E.

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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.
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97 AD
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0096 - 0098
Place Made
Roman Empire
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