AR Denarius of L. Plautius Plancus
money; coins (money)
The obverse side features the face of Medusa, considered an image of power and protection because she could turn enemies to stone. The reverse features the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, leading the four horses of the sun while holding a palm branch. This relates to Caesar’s victory against Pompey, like the sun rising on a new day.
L. Plautius Plancus
Syd 959, Sear 315
ARTH 250 (Professor V. Rousseau, Fall 2019)
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)