Benvenuti in queste pagine dedicate a scienza ed arte. Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Denarius of Julius Caesar, struck under Mettius Roman Republican Period 44 B.C.

Denarius with head of Julius Caesar, struck under M. Mettius, Roman Republican Period, 44 B.C. Here in the image the coin.

The neck shows the rings of Venus. Let us remember that Gaius was born into a patrician family, the Caesars of the gens Julia, which claimed being descent from Iulus, son of the legendary Aeneas, son of the goddess Venus. For this reason, the neck is also a symbolic representation of the origin of the man. It does not mean that the neck was unusually long.