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Like most Roman Republic coinage, the figures on the obverse are mythological; the twin Dioscuri appear conjoined at the back of the head. These brothers, one mortal and the other divine, were renowned for their horsemanship and thought to protect…

On the obverse side, it shows heads of Dioscuri, the twin brothers Castor and, the demi-god, Pollux. In Greek Mythology, Zeus was the father of Pollux, making Pollux a demi-god, and Tyndareus, the King of Sparta, was the father of Castor making him…
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