Overlaying commonalities can be found among ancient coins throughout time. One of the consistent themes throughout many of the coins is the representation of gods and goddesses. These gods and goddesses played important roles in Greek and Roman culture. Both cultures believed there is more than one god, and all the gods represent a different aspect. Gods in the Roman culture were often influenced by the gods worshiped in the Greek culture; however, there are many differences in the gods they honored and the stories told. The rich history of these cultures can be discovered when studying the imagery and details of the coins. The gods and goddesses depicted on coins often were incorporated with symbols of their power. Coins can be a powerful evidence behind the stories and beliefs of the Greek and Roman cultures.
Ben Schroeder, Mia Greengard, and Morgan Metz