Mars, not Roma

Detail of statuette found in Lombardy, now in Louvre

This statuette got me thinking that we probably have the obverse of RRC 388/1 (and perhaps other types with similar iconography) wrongly listed as Roma when they would more naturally be read as Mars by an ancient viewer:

front view of same statuette

This re identification would make sense with Mars’ totem animal the wolf on the reverse of 388.

Specimen in trade

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