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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Republic| > |150-100 B.C.| > RR88441
Roman Republic, Quintus Marcius Libo, 148 B.C. (Perhaps a Later Imitative)
Janus (or Ianus) was the god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings and endings. He is most often depicted as having two faces or heads, facing in opposite directions. Janus is believed to be one of the few major deities in Roman mythology that does not have a Greek origin or counterpart.
RR88441. Bronze as, cf. Crawford 215/2b, RBW Collection 917, Sydenham 396a, SRCV I 724, Fair, rough, Rome mint, weight 18.116g, maximum diameter 30.8mm, die axis 135o, 148 B.C.; obverse laureate head of bearded Janus, I above; reverse prow right, Q. MARC above (MA ligate), LIBO or I before, ROMA below; $16.00











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