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The obverse of the coin shows the image of the Sabine King Tatius. He ruled Rome with Romulus, the founder of the city, after reconciling over the abduction (rape) of the Sabine women by Roman soldiers, which is shown on the reverse. The Roman…

The front side shows the head of Arethusa, a nymph praised for her beauty. She is wearing pearls and a necklace which often showed high status. The four dolphins surrounding Arethusa connects her to Syracuse, Sicily because the sea is important to…

The coin’s obverse illustrates a profiled bust of Agrippina Senior (14 BCE-33 CE), granddaughter of Emperor Augustus and mother of Emperor Caligula. Agrippina and her husband, General Germanicus, conspired to regain control over the Roman Empire from…
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