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The obverse side of this coin depicts the sun god Sol with rays emerging from their head. The reverse side shows a crescent moon surrounded by seven stars. The sight of seven stars was important to ancient people because it marked Spring planting or…

Nero was one of Rome’s most selfish and self-obsessed rulers. He often depicted himself as a god by wearing the sun god Sol’s crown as on this coin. On the back of the coin, the city of Alexandria is personified as Nero. After a great fire, Nero…
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