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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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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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