Denarius of C. Publicius Metellus
money, coins (money)
Apollo the god of the sun, music and medicine is pictured on the obverse. This could represent the Romans feeling that they had superior skills in medicine and music. On the reverse, a Roman soldier is seated on a pile of shields holding a sword with a spear in his hand crowned from behind by Victory with the word “Roma” printed underneath her. This represents a personification of Rome's military victory.
C. Publicius Metellus
Syd 614, Craw 335/2
ARTH250 (Professor V. Rousseau, fall 2019)
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)