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The obverse side of the coin pictures the winged bust of Victory, possibly chosen in hopes for success in the Jugurthine War. The reverse pictures Mars, the god of war, holding a spear and a trophy next to grain. Also on the reverse is an apex, which…

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The obverse side features the bust of the Genius Populi Romani (GPR) with a sceptre over his shoulder. The genius of the Roman people is the higher power who creates and maintains life. The reverse side features a scepter surrounded by a wreath, a…

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The front side shows the head of Arethusa, a nymph praised for her beauty. She is wearing pearls and a necklace which often showed high status. The four dolphins surrounding Arethusa connects her to Syracuse, Sicily because the sea is important to…

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Obverse: Figure of Mark Antony. Reverse: War trophy with sword and shield hanging upon it. Marc Antony was a Roman general who had solidified his reputation after a win in the last civil war which led to the downfall of the empire. Displayed on the…

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The obverse of this coin is the head of Roma facing right, while the reverse shows Victoria driving a quadriga to the right with a sheaf of wheat in her left hand. The goddess Roma is the female personification of the city and state of Rome. The…

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This coin is from the time of the Roman Republic and was intended to follow family tradition which created a coin with legendary ancestry. On the obverse side it is the head of a politician of ancient Rome named, A. Postumius Albinus while he was…

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Mithridates' royal propaganda expresses both his eastern and western ancestry and military victory. The obverse of this coin depicts Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Zeus Ammon. The reverse shows Athena seated with her elbow resting on a…

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Apollo the god of the sun, music and medicine is pictured on the obverse. This could represent the Romans feeling that they had superior skills in medicine and music. On the reverse, a Roman soldier is seated on a pile of shields holding a sword with…

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Marcus Aurelius is depicted in cuirass on the obverse along with the inscription MANTONINVS AVGTRPXXIX. The reverse depicts Victoria reclining with spear in hand. She holds aloft a shield with the inscription VIC AVG. Across from her seat is a war…

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The obverse side features the face of Medusa, considered an image of power and protection because she could turn enemies to stone. The reverse features the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, leading the four horses of the sun while holding a palm branch.…
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