Didrachm coin depicting Mars in a Corinthian style helmet - ROM2011_11891_4

ROM2011_11891_4

Didrachm coin depicting Mars in a Corinthian style helmet

Medium:Struck silver
Geography: Attributed mint of Metapontum (modern Metaponto), Italy
Date: c. 280 BC
Period: Roman Republican period
Dimensions:
19.4 mm, 7.37 g
Object number: 925.2.92
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Republican portraits and coinage
DescriptionOn the obverse Mars is shown bearded and facing to the left wearing a Corinthian helmet. Behind his head to the right is a spray of three oak leaves. The reverse of the didrachm has the head of a horse facing to the right. A head of wheat is shown to the left side at the base of the horse's neck.
Collection:
Roman World
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