AR Denarius of L. Lucretius Trio
money; coins (money)
The obverse side of this coin depicts the sun god Sol with rays emerging from their head. The reverse side shows a crescent moon surrounded by seven stars. The sight of seven stars was important to ancient people because it marked Spring planting or Autumn harvest season which symbolizes the importance of a bountiful harvest and the role of the gods in Roman life.
L. Lucretius Trio
ARTH250 (Professor V. Rousseau, fall 2019)
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)
Silver (metal), 1.8 cm