A Familiar Image: A Re-Examination of Roma on Republican Denarii of the Middle Republic

§i Between c. 211 BCE and the late 1st century BC, Rome produced the now-iconic “Roma” series of silver denarii. Numismatists and historians have traditionally identified the head represented on the coin as the Roman Goddess “Roma” in part because of the presence of the legend “Roma,” and also in part because no other goddess or figure … Read moreA Familiar Image: A Re-Examination of Roma on Republican Denarii of the Middle Republic

Abstract — A Familiar Image: A Re-examination of Roma on Republican Denarii of the Middle Republic

Rome, between c. 211 BCE to the late 1st century BCE, produced the now-iconic “Roma” series of silver denarii. Numismatists and historians have traditionally identified the head as the Roman Goddess “Roma” in part because of the presence of the legend “Roma” and also in part because no other goddess or figure fully matches the … Read moreAbstract — A Familiar Image: A Re-examination of Roma on Republican Denarii of the Middle Republic