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Capricorn on the Roman coin

09 Dec 2019  Mon

Human art is the reflection of nature, it's nothing but an imitation and absorption of its gist. The coins created by humans are nothing but the art of men which is part of his daily life. The best example of this embellishment is the animals on a Roman coin. The illustrative depiction of fauna on the Roman coins is a beautiful part of their numismatic history.

The above-shown image depicts the Zodiac animal Capricorn, it is a mythical being depicted on the Emperor Augustus coinages. He minted these coins picturing Capricorn as the symbol of his rule is divine, a phase of reborn and the association of this zodiac with Saturn who rules on the region of Italy was called golden age. The Zodiac Capricorn was the sunshine of Emperor Augustus Caesar.

Image Courtesy: Americannumismatic.org

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