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The obverse shows Juno wearing a goatskin cloak. Juno Sospita was the goddess of fertility, who protected women and accompanied them through life. The reverse portrays a virgin, who at the annual festival of Juno Sospita had to feed the snake living…

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This coin commemorates the marriage between Roman politician Mark Antony and Octavia around 39BCE. This numismatic commemoration indicates the political significance of a marriage that united Mark Antony with the family of his friend Julius Caesar…
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