AR Denarius of P. Satrionus
money; coins (money)
The obverse side shows Mars, the god of war. He is usually depicted with some sort of war-related item. On this coin, he is wearing a helmet. On the reverse side, there is a she-wolf with the letters Roma over it. The she-wolf is a popular symbol of Rome today because of the tale of Romulus and Remus. Together, they refer to the origin story of Rome and its military might or success.
Syd 781, Craw 388/1A
ARTH250 (Professor V. Rousseau, fall 2019)
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)
Silver (1.8 cm)