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The obverse side features a portrait of King Philip V of Macedon, in a royal helmet adorned with jewels and goat horns. On the reverse, an equestrian statue whose rider carries a laurel branch—symbolizing triumph—rests above the inscription L.…

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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 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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This coin depicts a proud society that strived to overcome the troubles it faced. The obverse of this coin features the profile of Herakles, who was often compared to the patron god of Tyre, Melqart. He was a Phoenician god and is associated with the…

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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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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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