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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…

This coin features a portrait of Trajan Decius, who became Emperor of Rome after killing his predecessor Philip the Arab during a rebellion. Trajan Decius reigned for only two years until he was killed in the Battle of Abritus alongside his son, with…

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○ The obverse of the coin features the faces of Janus surrounded by a dotted border. The reverse of the coin features Roma holding a scepter and trophy, and she is surrounded by carnyx and shields. These images were possibly chosen to celebrate…
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