Roman Bronze As Coin

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 October 2016
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Roman Bronze As Coin

This is one of the first Roman portrait coins. Roman Republican coins did not usually depict living people, although a statue of the politician Sulla appeared on a coin during his lifetime. The son of Pompey the Great adapted a traditional coin design by giving the god Janus the features of his deceased father. Bronze as coin, from the Roman Republic, circa 45 BCE or later. Rome, Italy. Moneyer Sextus Pompey. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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