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hieron

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marsmike

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This is a wonderful composition.
-mike
#1 February 22, 2008 3:24am

hieron

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Thanks, Mike. These are all taken from the reverses of Severus Alexander denarii. Below are Victory (Victoria), Virtue (Virtus), and Hope (Spes) confronting War (Mars). In the center Abundantia pours a cascade of coins for measurement into the scales of Aequitas (fairness) monitored by Liberalitas (generosity) with her abacus and observed by Fortune (Fortuna). Above Jupiter and Sol compete for both supremacy and relevance. Right center is the Emperor contemplating his world governed by these forces. He must be wondering how it will all turn out and whether or not, in fact, he has any power over events.
#2 February 22, 2008 4:16am

pantheon

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Interesting, and beautiful!
William Joy
#3 February 22, 2008 3:52pm

mr. tarazi

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very nice and beautiful
mr. tarazi
#4 June 26, 2008 6:30am

4to2centophilia

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Just stumbled on this. Very nice. Really shows the skill of the engravers.
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"When you are in Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere" St. Ambrose (340-397) to St. Augustine.
#5 November 1, 2008 2:19am


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