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Started by <k>, April 01, 2017, 05:49:29 PM
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Quote from: Figleaf on April 01, 2017, 08:37:18 PMI disagree with Numista that the portrait on the Morlon coins is Marianne. She is female and wears a Phrygian cap, but on the cap is a wreath with agricultural products, attributes of Ceres. Compare the Oudiné series, sporting a female head with the same wreath, but without the Phrygian cap.
Quote from: Figleaf on April 01, 2017, 08:45:24 PMFor similar reasons (the olive wreath on the Phrygian cap), the portrait on the Turin coins is not Marianne, but either Eirene, goddess of peace, or Athena Nike, goddess of victory. On classical coins, Nike usually has the wreath in her hand, offering it to Zeus or someone else and she is usually shown as quite small compared to Zeus, so I would favour Eirene, which ties in nicely with the cornucopia on the other side (peace and plenty).