Denarius, Issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 128 BC
Moneyer: T. Quinctius Flamininus (T. Q)
Minted by Rome

Obverse Description

Helmeted head of Roma facing right; behind, an apex (a cap worn by Roman flamines); at right, X with cross bar

Reverse Description

The Dioscuri advancing to right on horseback; below T Q with a Macedonian shield between; in exergue, ROMA

Edge Description



The Macedonian shield on the reverse is thought to refer to the victory of T. Quinctius Flamininus, an ancestor of the moneyer, over Philip V in the Second Macedonian War and proclaimed the 'freedom of Greece' at the Isthmian Games of 196 BC.

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