What’s up with the filleted scepter on Antony’s ship series ? Cleopatra’s ships?
RRC 494/3 – Aeneas
RRC 494/42-43 – Cloacina perhaps evokes Tarquin or Tatius legends?! esp the latter when paired with Concordia?
Do the fasces and curule chairs disappear in the Augustan era iconography because they recall regal power (esp. given the lack of Collegiality in the dictatorship)?! Cf. RRC 497/2
RRC 505/3 – diadem
RRC 507/2 – broken scepter but what precisely is victory doing with the diadem?
To what degree is putting one’s own head or the head of one’s living leader on a coin a regal move in the eyes of a Roman audience? I lean away from the significance given prevalence in the civil war post ides period.
Cf. posthumous tetradrachms of Philip