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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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