AR Denarius of Julius Caesar
money; coins (money)
Julius Caesar was a Roman dictator, politician and military general who instigated the rise of the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar was one of the first to put his own image on the coins though this coin is more traditional with an image of Venus, to whom Caesar traced his lineage, showing his divine ancestry. The imaging on these coins conveyed that Caesar had power. On the reverse is a trophy (captured armor) and fearful prisoners of war.
ARTH250 (Professor V. Rousseau, fall 2019)
DC, VR, SH
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)