Authentic silver denarius coin of Appius Claudius (111-110 B.C.) set in 18K gold with rose quartz disc.
Handmade in Rome.
DEPICTED ON THE COIN
Obverse: Helmeted head of Rome
Reverse: Winged Victory in triga marching right, holding reins with both hands; horse at right turning head backwards
Measurements: Coin Ø 17mm · Disc Ø 30mm · Chain length 47cm
The goddess Roma was worshipped in the Roman provinces and southern Italy. She was considered both protector and patroness of Rome and her bust first appeared on Roman coins from c. 270 BC on. During the Empire Augustus made the worship of Roma official. The earliest denarii typically display a helmeted head of Roma on the obverse. As shown above, she is usually depicted as a war-like figure, wearing a helmet. In full-length or seated positions she is occasionally depicted wearing armour, or holding either a shield; spear; sword or sceptre.
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