The empire is history but Rome is today, the Eternal City.
Rome's influence on Western Civilization can hardly be overestimated. In sum, Rome has perhaps had greater influence than any other city on earth, making important contributions to politics, literature, culture, the arts, , music, religion, education, fashion, cinema and cuisine.SH70571.
and , 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D., Marcianopolis, Inferior
Renamed by after his sister, , Marcianopolis was an important strategic center for centuries. The city was repeatedly destroyed by barbarian raids (Goths, Huns, Avars and others) but also was repeatedly rebuilt and prospered. During Valens' conflict with the Goths, Marcianopolis was a temporary capital of the empire and the largest city in . An Avar raid destroyed the city in 614 or 615.RP70334. Bronze pentassarion,
was the Roman personification of Hope. In art is normally depicted carrying flowers or a , but on coins she is almost invariably depicted holding a flower in her extended right hand, while the left is raising a fold of her dress. She was also named "ultima dea" - for Hope is the last resort of men. On this coin is identified as the hope of the Roman people.SH27126.
, 13, 13, 10811, EF, 4.122 g, maximum 21.5 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, IMP C FVL MACRIANVS , and right; , walking left, flower in right, with left raising fold of dress; ; SOLD
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