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  • Obverse: Roma
  • Reverse: Pax on Chariot
  • Date: 128 BC. Grade: Very Fine
  • Mint: Rome, Roman Republic. Moneyer: L. Caecilius Metellus Diadematus
  • Silver Denarius Coin in 14k Gold Pendant, Weight 7g
  • Framed Coin Size: 22mm Diameter, with 6mm Bail Opening for Necklace
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This hand struck denarius coin was minted in Rome by moneyer L. Caecilius Metellus Diadematus in 128 BC. The Roman Republic introduced the denarius in circa 211 BC. It soon became the principal denomination in the Roman Republic monetary system and was the equivalent of around two days pay for a Roman Soldier.
The obverse of this Roman Republic coin shows the head of Roma wearing a decorated winged helmet. In traditional Roman religion, Roma was a female deity who personified the city of Rome and more broadly, the glory that was the Roman Republic. In the city of Rome itself, the Romans paid tribute to Roma at the Temple of Venus and Roma. This was the largest temple in the city, located near the Colosseum and dedicated to inaugurate the festival of Romaea in Roma's honor. The temple contained the seated, Hellenised image of Roma - the Palladium in her right hand symbolized Rome's eternity. Her image also appears on the base of the column of Antoninus Pius, which can still be seen today in Rome.
On the reverse Pax is shown holding a scepter and a palm frond, while driving a biga or 2 horse chariot. An elephant's head wearing a bell is depicted below. To the Romans, Pax was the goddess of peace. She was commonly depicted in art as a beautiful young woman holding out olive branches as a peace offering.