A Hellenistic, Not Roman Phenomenon

Too often I think of displaying images appropriated from one’s enemies as Roman.  Here’s a nice corrective image:


Aetolia Aetolian league. Tetradrachm (AR, 16.91g, 12h). 238-228 bc. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev. Aitolia seated right on a Macedonian shield which rests on a pile of three Gallic shields and karnyx, holding spear and sword; monograms to right.”

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