190 out of 410 days: Silenus, Pan, and Dionysus (Father Liber)

There seems to me to be some logical inconsistency in how we identify Pan and Silenus on Roman Republican coins.  The type above is likely the first to depict either.  Crawford dates it to 91; Mattingly prefers 90 (2004: 248).  Quite logically the “Silenus” on the obverse is taken to pun on the moneyer’s name,… Continue reading 190 out of 410 days: Silenus, Pan, and Dionysus (Father Liber)