Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
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[⊝ not streamed] Some Remarks on the Iconography of the Augustan Issues of 19 BC

Sep 12, 2022, 11:20 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall B

Auditorium Maximum - Hall B

oral presentation S36. ROME 2. EARLY EMPIRE


Lenka Vacinová (National Museum, Prague )


The use of coin images for the purpose of propaganda considerably increased and became more systematic with the beginning of the Principate. The reverses of the denarii of the triumvir monetalis Petronius Turpilianus seem to refer to some important and recent events of the year in which they were minted – the notorious return of the Parthian standards, the execution of some political rivals of Augustus, and perhaps, also the death of Virgil. This paper will deal with more detailed interpretation of some of these scenes, with special interest paid to the motif of high treason and its rightful punishment.

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Lenka Vacinová (National Museum, Prague )

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