This is the coin type that occupied me much of last Thursday. The interest comes from it being a potentially non-Italian instance of an oath-taking scene. Such scenes appear during the Hannibalic War on both Roman coinage and that of certain Campanian cities which sided with the Punic forces. And was resurrected by the Romans… Continue reading EETIA?
One day “in my copious free time” I want to write up a history of the public image of the quaestorship as presented on coinage. Here are are bunch of images that I’m not going to write up properly now because of how long today’s to do list is… Ideas I want to think more… Continue reading Quaestor Issues
earlier posts. This confirms to my mind the significance of the Q. *** BM 1988,1020.2 Identified as ”Theos Orkios” The god of oaths. Such a strange artifact. …
I seem to be spending too much time with imperial coins for someone writing a book on the Republic. I came across this coin in this article. It has its weak points, many of which are pointed out by this more recent piece. It too is not as complete in its treatment of the evidence… Continue reading Oath Scenes Again.