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Mythology and the Ancient Gods
Many ancient coins depict the gods and goddesses of the Greeks, Romans and other ancient cultures. Collecting as many different gods and goddesses as possible is a fun, educational and affordable collecting theme. Every ancient gods and goddesses has their mythical function, biography, lineage and other facts and fictions that make them interesting. Here we will present as many different gods and goddesses as we can and provide some of the stories about them that fascinate us. We hope they fascinate you too.
|A gilded 2nd century B.C. slightly over-lifesize bronze statue,of the Boarium, has in a similar pose. This statue is probably the one mentioned by Pliny, which originally stood in the Temple of , by the . It lacks the skin. Perhaps a actual skin was once draped on it. The sculpture is now in the Musei Capitolini, . Another similar sculpture, from the 2nd Century A.D., the of the Theatre of Pompey, was discovered in 1864, carefully buried under protective tiles. It was incised FCS (fulgor conditum summanium), indicating that it had been struck by lightning, and had been carefully interred on the spot. The figure lightly supports himself on his grounded vertical club, the skin of the is draped over his left forearm. This sculpture is now in the round room of Museo Pio-Clementino, in the .|