Denarius, Issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 128 BC
Moneyer: T. Quinctius Flamininus (T. Q)
Minted by Rome
Helmeted head of Roma facing right; behind, an apex (a cap worn by Roman flamines); at right, X with cross bar
The Dioscuri advancing to right on horseback; below T Q with a Macedonian shield between; in exergue, ROMA
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.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
17 mm (Outside Diameter), 3.581 g (Weight)
[Book] Crawford, Michael H. 1974. Roman Republican Coinage., 291 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.