Coin - Dupondius, C. CLOVI, Ancient Roman Republic, 45 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2185

Orichalcum dupondius issued by the Ancient Roman Republic, 45 BC
Issuing Authority: CAESAR DIcirca TER. (Julius Caesar as Dictator)
Moneyer: C. CLOVI PRAEF (C. Clovius)
Struck at the Rome mint
Statement Of Significance:
The issue marked a return to the production of base metal coinage for Rome. Orichalcum bacame an important coining alloy during the early period of the Roman Empire. Crawford suggests the issue of small denomination coins was driven by "the demands of military finance" (Crawford M., Coinage and Money under the Roman Republic, p.243)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 27 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.89 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Roman Republic
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 45 BC
Denomination: Dupondius
Obverse Description: Draped bust of winged Victory facing right; to right, CAESAR DIC. TE[R]
Reverse Description: Minerva advancing to the left holding trophy over left shoulder and a shield; in front, a snake; around, C. CLOVI PRAEF
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: off-round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Julius Caesar, Ancient Roman Republic, 45 BC
Mint: Rome (Mint), Ancient Roman Republic, 45 BC
Deity Depicted: Victory (Ancient deity), Ancient Roman Republic, 45 BC
Deity Depicted: Minerva (Ancient Goddess), Ancient Roman Republic, 45 BC
References: Crawford 476/1a
  1. [Book], Professor Michael Crawford, Roman Republican Coinage, Cambridge University Press, 1974, 486 Pages
  2. [Book], Professor Michael Crawford, Coinage & Money under the Roman Republic, London, 1985, 243 Pages

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