UPDATE 2/4/22: see now, Sánchez 2021 (related blog post). 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… Continue reading EETIA?
I am indebted to Dr. Sánchez for sharing with me this authoritative piece of scholarship. I recommend it to any readers of this blog equally interested in provincial coinage, oath scenes, and/or the transition to empire.
UPDATE 2/4/22: see now, Sánchez 2021 (related blog post). 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… 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.