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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Coin
date made
97 AD
associated date
0096 - 0098
Place Made
Roman Empire
associated place
Rome
ID Number
NU.94682
catalog number
94682
accession number
263707
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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