An Elephant Headdress for the Metelli?

I don’t believe this explanation of RRC 402/1 but it is still interesting to have on file as one in the range of interpretations that have been put forward:


From Nousek 2008.

Grateful for the comments that pointed me to a parallel, but more fully argued discussion by Harlan!

2 thoughts on “An Elephant Headdress for the Metelli?”

  1. There is a decent analysis of this controversy (and his own proposed “resolution”) in Michael Harlan’s Roman Republican Moneyers And Their Coins 81BCE – 65 BCE (2012, Moneta Publications). It is his Chapter 21, pp. 126-130 and, if you’ve not read it, it might be worth a look.

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