Roman Republic 105BC VULCAN Hephaestus Eagle Original Ancient Silver Coin i52645
Item: i52645 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Metellus moneyer Silver Denarius 19mm (3.53 grams) Rome mint, circa 105 B. Reference: Aurelia 21b; B. 314/1c Draped bust of Vulcan right, wearing laureate pileus, tongs and star behind; all within myrtle-wreath. Eagle on thunderbolt right, L. COT below; all in laurel-wreath; letter in field to right. Vulcan was the divinity of the forge, and therefore he symbolizes the striking of coins. The Romans identified him with the Greek smith-god Hephaestus. The tongs behind his head signify what was used to bring a super-heated piece or metal to be struck by a set of dies, or perhaps another piece of metal for forging into things like a tool or weapon. In ancient Roman religion and myth, Vulcan is the god of fire including the fire of volcanoes, also god of metalworking and the forge. The word’volcano’ itself originated from Vulcan’s name. Vulcan is often depicted with a blacksmith’s hammer. The Vulcanalia was the annual festival held August 23 in his honor. His Greek counterpart is Hephaestus, the god of fire and smithery. In Etruscan religion, he is identified with Sethlans. Vulcan belongs to the most ancient stage of Roman religion: Varro, the ancient Roman scholar and writer, citing the Annales Maximi, recalls that king Titus Tatius dedicated altars to a series of deities among which Vulcan is mentioned. The item “Roman Republic 105BC VULCAN Hephaestus Eagle Original Ancient Silver Coin i52645″ is in sale since Friday, October 30, 2015. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Republic (300 BC-27 BC)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Silver
- Era: Roman: Republic
- Material: Silver