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This coin was struck in a moving military mint by Mark Antony. He produced these coins to pay his soldiers. Since high production was required, copper was added, resulting in a low desire to save these coins. Since these coins were heavily circulated…

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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…

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This Ancient Roman coin was minted in 71 C.E. out of Bronze. The coin honors the Roman emperor Vespasian who reigned from 69-79 A.D. Vespasian was the fourth and final emperor in the year of The Year of the Four Emperors (69 C.E.). Backing the coin…

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This bronze coin was minted at some point during the reign of Constantius II in the Eastern Roman Empire, also called the Byzantine Empire. The coin features a profile of Constantius II, allowing subjects to learn what their ruler looked like. The…

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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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Obverse: Bare head of Caligula. Reverse: Vesta, veiled and draped, seated on throne holding a transverse scepter. Caligula became general at the age of 25. Caligula was the third son of Germanicus, a popular general related to Augustus. Vesta, 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 of the coin features a depiction of the head of Herakles wearing a lion’s skin headdress. Legend claims that Herakles with the help of his Heraklean supernatural powers strangled the vicious Nemean lion with his bare hands to save…
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