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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Caracalla| > RS92483
Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.
Although Ares was viewed by the Greeks primarily as destructive and destabilizing, worthy of contempt and revulsion, for the Romans, Mars was a father (pater) of the Roman people. He was the father of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome. In early Rome, he was second in importance only to Jupiter, and the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army. Most of his festivals were held in March, the month named for him (Latin Martius), and in October, which began and ended the season for military campaigning and farming.
RS92483. Silver denarius, RIC IV 223; RSC III 150; BMCRE V p. 372, 87; Hunter III 14; SRCV II 6819, Choice VF, superb portrait, flow lines, light marks, uneven toning on reverse, edge cracks and splits, Rome mint, weight 3.259g, maximum diameter 19.1mm, die axis 0o, 213 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate, bearded head right; reverse MARTI PROPVGNATORI (to Mars the defender), Mars advancing left in helmet and military garb, transverse spear in right hand, trophy in left hand over left shoulder; from the Errett Bishop Collection; SOLD


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Ares or Mars