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This coin depicts the face of Roman emperor Geta on one side and Mars, the god of war, wielding a spear and trophy on the other. Minted in what is present day Syria, this artifact was likely designed to express past success in war. This emperor…

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The obverse side of the coin pictures the winged bust of Victory, possibly chosen in hopes for success in the Jugurthine War. The reverse pictures Mars, the god of war, holding a spear and a trophy next to grain. Also on the reverse is an apex, which…
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