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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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The obverse side has the head of Arethusa, who was a nymph and daughter of Nereus. She fled her home, Arcadia, beneath the sea and came up as a fresh spring in Syracuse. Her figure is surrounded by four dolphins, who helped in her escape. The reverse…

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The Obverse of this coin features a personification of Pietas as the Roman goddess of duty. In Roman religion, Pietas is the personification of a respectful and faithful attachment to gods, country, and relatives. A man who possessed pietas performed…

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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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Nero is one of the twelve Caesars that ruled Rome. The obverse of the coin is his image and the reverse has the god he linked with himself, Virtus. Virtus is synonymous with valor and bravery. This was supposed to link his image with those two…

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Juno Sospita (pictured on the obverse) was a goddess of fertility who protected women. The obverse shows the common depiction of Juno wearing a goatskin cloak. The reverse side of the coin shows a griffin and below a sandal which is symbolic of the…

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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 of this coin depicts an eagle standing on a thunderbolt, representing the Roman god Jupiter – the chief deity of the Roman Republic. This symbol became popular not only on both Greek and Roman coins, but as a powerful military symbol as…

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Claudius is one of the twelve Caesars that ruled over Rome. The obverse of the coin is his image and the reverse has the god he linked with himself, Constantia. Constantia is synonymous with courage and perseverance. Thus, for as long as the coins…

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The obverse side of the coin features either an abstract personification of Rome itself or a reference to Minerva the Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine, commerce, the fine arts, and later, war. The reverse side features a rare frontal view of either…
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