Dioscuri Denarius, 211 BCE

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Tyler Holman
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published on 26 November 2018

Coins of this design were the first issued by the Roman Republic after 211 BCE. This issue introduced a new weight standard that would be the standard for Roman denarii until the 3rd century CE. The front design depicts the goddess Roma, while the reverse depicts Castor and Pollux, the patron deities of Roman cavalry and equites, on horseback. Scholars assign this coin type to the category Crawford 44/5. (Private Collection)


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Tyler Holman
Tyler Holman is a student majoring in history. He is fascinated by the ancient world, and enjoys researching overlooked and lesser known figures and events of the period.

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Holman, T. (2018, November 26). Dioscuri Denarius, 211 BCE. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9478/

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Holman, Tyler. "Dioscuri Denarius, 211 BCE." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 26, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9478/.

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Holman, Tyler. "Dioscuri Denarius, 211 BCE." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 26 Nov 2018. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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