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British Museum - Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum

Roman Republican Coin - This is an image of a coin used during the Roman Republic era. On it we can see the She-wolf nursing Romulus and Remus.

drachma coin (tetradrachm) of Ptolemy I Soter (323–305 BC). This shows the head of Alexander the Great, with the ram’s horn of Zeus Ammon, clad in an elephant skin and aegis. This is one of the earliest coin portraits of Alexander.  Production place: struck at Memphis, Egypt Date: around  318 BC Silver - Hellenistic  #drachma #Macedonia #Hellenistic

Macedonian etradrachma showing the head of Alexander the Great, with the ram’s horn and clad in an elephant ,skin and aegis. This is one of the earliest coin portraits of Alexander around 318 BC Silver

Ancient Roman bronze coin of Emperor Hadrian, featuring Pegasus. c. 125 C.E.

Ancient Roman bronze coin of Emperor Hadrian (ca 125 AD), featuring Pegasus.

Silver early penny, Series Z, c. 715-20; the bearded and moustached face contrasts with the clean-shaven appearance of the previous coin. CM.1614-2007, De Wit Collection.

Silver early penny, Series Z, c. the bearded and moustached face contrasts with the clean-shaven appearance of the previous coin.

Silver Tetradrachm Coin Phillip II Macedon, Father of Alexander the Great Portrait of Zeus. Struck 341-328 B.C.

Greek coin/Silver Tetradrachm Coin Phillip II Macedon, Father of Alexander the Great Portrait of Zeus.

Coin with a Head of Apollo and His symbols - circa 450-400 B.C. - at the Paolo Orsi Museum, Syracuse

Coin with a Head of Apollo and His symbols - circa B. - at the Paolo Orsi Museum, Syracuse, Sicily

4th C. BCE. The greek letters Ε ϕ (phi) with the Bee on this silver coin indicates the ancient greek city of Ephesus (Turkey) - the obverse would show its other emblem -the stag. The honey bee and the stag are symbols of the Goddess Artemis. Priestesses of Artemis in greek are "melissae" - which translates to "honey bee." Hence,  Ephesus was the City of Artemis. The temple of Artemis was originally built for the mother Goddess Cybele ca. 2000 BCE.

Many Ancient Coins had the emblem of the honey bee, a symbol of wealth and power due in part to the fact that ancient society realized that the honeybee had such control over their food supply. (But why does that bee look more like a wasp?

Картинки по запросу Roman coins used as tokens for entrance in Roman brothels

Roman coins used as tokens for entrance in Roman brothels ile ilgili görsel sonucu

Scylla | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Crab and Scylla. Greek silver tetradrachm from Agrigento/Akragas, 413-406 BCE. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.:

Crab and Scylla. Greek silver tetradrachm from Agrigento/Akragas, BCE. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Silver stater – BCE – showing the tyrannical Alexander of Pherai (Thessaly) riding. On the obverse, the coin shows the head of Ennodia – an ancient Greek goddess associated with Artemis, Hecate, or Persephone.