Draco Lanuvius


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Draco Lanuvius, the symbolic serpent of Juno Sospita, coiling around and holding its head erect above an altar, is a frequent type on denarii of the Roman Republic.

The mystical dragon lying prostrate, is represented on some coins of the Christian Emperors. Thus the dragon is seen under the feet of Theodosius, Valentinian II, Libius Severus, Heraclius and others.


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