Roman Provincial AE coin of DRUSUS JULIUS CEASAR 22-23 AD 3,5g-19mm.


Roman Provincial AE coin of DRUSUS JULIUS CEASAR 22-23 AD son of Tiberius 3,5g-19mm. Cyprus mint possibly. Views of this temple are also on bronze coins of Septimius Severus and Caracalla

See below for coin details, description and metrics.

A poem about this coin’s beauty:
“Roman coin of old, Drusus Julius Caesar's face, Worth more than pure gold.”

In Latin:
“Nomisma RomanaDeo stans ad sinistram (Zeus Salaminios?)Templum Paphiae Veneris, “

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Ruler: Drusus Julius Caesar son of Tiberius Period: 22 to 23
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  • Grade: P
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  • Weight (g):
  • Diameter (mm): 17
  • Obverse: Surface oxidised and generally smooth. Portrait shadow barely visible.
  • Reverse: Elements of the design still visible. Deity standing left (Zeus Salaminios?). Paphian Aphrodite temple with conical 'xoanon' and semicircular courtyard right.
  • Roman coinage was first introduced in the late 4th century BC. The first Roman coins were made of bronze, copper silver as well as gold. The most common Roman coins were the silver denarius and the bronze As or Sestertius. The denarius was initially worth 10 As (hence its name a denarius meaning 10) but this was later changed to 16 Asses, while the sestertius was initially worth 2.5 Asses and later worth 4 Asses.
  • Like Brass, Bronze is an alloy of copper, but alloyed with Tin rather than Zinc. It was first used by humans around 3000 BCE. The earliest known examples of bronze objects are from the Sumerian city of Ur, in modern-day Iraq. Bronze was widely used in the ancient world for making tools, weapons, and armor, as well as for sculpture and other decorative items. The process of making bronze involves heating copper and tin to a high temperature and then pouring them into a mold. Once the metal has cooled and hardened, it can be shaped into the desired form. Its great durability made it an ideal material for ancient coinage.

Additional information

Dimensions 1.7 × 1.7 × 0.3 cm