The natives near the pass conspired together and came out to meet him with treacherous intentions, holding olive-branches and wreaths, which nearly all the barbarians use as tokens of friendship, just as we Greeks use the herald’s staff. Polybius 3.52.3 Earlier posts discussing this symbolism. Not sure if I put this up here before but… Continue reading Caduceus and related symbols
So the final sextans was c. 92 BCE as part of RRC 335 (CRRO erroneously lists this issue as c. 96 BCE whereas Crawford assigns it ‘late 90s’), but is only ‘signed’ by C. Publicius Malleolus, meaning the only indication of maker is the hammer above the name Roma in the field above the prow.… Continue reading End of the Sextans
To learn about RRDP, what has been released, and what’s coming in future, I recommend reading the Pocket Change blog post. This page is a work-in-progress draft of a user guide and abbreviations index that will eventually be hosted in its official form on the ANS website alongside the digitization of Schaefer’s die analyses. This… Continue reading Schaefer Guide
THIS POST IS SUPERSEDED BY A NEW PAGE. — Some conversations I’m seeing linking to my earlier blog post (now superseded by our ANS blog post) on various discussion boards are expressing confusion over how to read Schaefer’s work. Here’s a quick guide to those new to his project and it will give you some… Continue reading Reading notations in Schaefer’s binders (RRDP)
Main Conference Schedule, Abstracts, Bios The Exclusionary Politics of the Late-Republican Aristocracy Carlos Noreña (email@example.com) Caesar on his dignitas (BC 1.9) sibi semper primam fuisse dignitatem vitaque potiorem. “(He said that) he had always put his own dignitas first and that it was more important than his life.” Cf. Cic. Part. Or. 90: “there are two kinds… Continue reading Noreña Handout
I made this when working on the first version of the coin book while on sabbatical in 2013-2014. It like so much of that first version is too fine grained for what CUP will publish. That said, It seems really useful so I’m putting it out here now. 486 – Sp. Cassius “plotted”at regal power… Continue reading Timeline of Roman Grain Supply
Vecchi 204: no. 276 = HNItaly 357 “…A second example was found in Palestrina together with the as representing the lion’s head with the dagger between the teeth, and on the reverse the horse protome with the sign of the caduceus.” This is referring to Vecchi 2014: no. 254 = HNItaly 249. I can’t tell… Continue reading An Aes Grave Hoard from Praeneste
I find it pretty odd that the Paris specimen is the only one with its fillet tied left, not right. I also note that spues are typically found at top of the caduceus not the bottom. Food for thought…. Typical Spue direction also applies to one fragmentary specimen in trade.
See Crawford 1974: plates LXVI and LXVII for drawings of symbols by Erica Mattingly, with key on p. 785-790. He built on the work of E. Leuthold, RIN 1958, 21, ‘Di alcuni simboli poco noti sui denari di L. Papius e di L. Roscius Fabatus’ and Sydenham, Edward A. “SYMBOLS ON DENARII OF L. PAPIUS… Continue reading Papius’ Pairs
This piece in trade has been labeled as possibly a fragment from the oh so famous one of a kind elephant and pig type (I’m agnostic on the authenticity of this specimen). Nope. I’m pretty confident that is as a caduceus and trident. RRC 11/1 not RRC 9/1.