AR Denarius of Julius Caesar
money; coins (money)
The obverse side contains Caesar's name and shows an elephant and snake. This signifies a power struggle with Caesar and represents the religious power struggle of good and evil. The reverse shows important things such as a ritual cap, ax, and a long ladle, related to Caesar's role as Pontifex Maximus, or high priest which was Caesar's offices. These show religious influence in Caesar's life as well as portraying his relationship with the gods.
ARTH250 (Professor V. Rousseau, fall 2019)
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)
Silver, 2.0 cm