About this artwork
The front of this coin depicts a Janiform head of the Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux), wearing crowns of laurels and surrounded by a decorative border of dots.
On the back the god Jupiter wields a thunderbolt while riding in a four horse chariot, called a quadriga, which is driven by the figure of Victory. Beneath them, ROMA is inscribed in a rectangle.
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- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Roman
- Didrachm (Coin) Depicting the Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux)
- 225 BCE–214 BCE
- Reverse: ROMA
- Diam. 2.3 cm; 6.62 g
- Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze