AR Denarius of Mn. Fonteius of Narbonese Gaul
money; Coins (money)
On the obverse side, it shows heads of Dioscuri, the twin brothers Castor and, the demi-god, Pollux. In Greek Mythology, Zeus was the father of Pollux, making Pollux a demi-god, and Tyndareus, the King of Sparta, was the father of Castor making him mortal. On the reverse side. It shows a galley (a smaller row boat) with oars. This coin in particular is a Roman galley coin and they were used as propaganda for the Roman Republic to inform citizens of their rulers' travels.
Mn. Fonteius of Narbonese Gaul
Syd 566a, Craw 307/1a
ARTH250 (Professor V. Rousseau, fall 2019)
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)