Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Flora and Fauna
AnimalsSnake Miscellaneous
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Symbols
Snake
Coins
Ancient Rome Vespasian
ERANOS ARCHIVE
6. Symbolism of the Snake
Further details
Drawing of a bronze coin (Vespasian; reverse)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cyprus (Roman period)
DATE
69 - 79
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Monnaies, Médailles et Antiques (Formerly in the Lajard Collection)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Eranos Archive presented by Olga Froebe-Kapteyn
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Thomas Inman, Ancient Pagan and modern Christian Symbolism, New York 1874, pp. 5-6, pl. VI, fig. 4; M. Félix Lajard, Recherches sur le culte, les symboles, les attributs et les monuments figurés de Venus. En Orient et en Occident, Paris 1849, pl. 1(10)
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RELATIONS
See similar coin in the BNF
Contact
For comments or queries, please contact photographic.collect@sas.ac.uk