Zeus, Thessalian League Double Victoriatus, 44-40 BCE

This coin is a AR Denarius, minted in Rome, struck 90 B.C. The obverse shows head of Head of Apollo. The reverse depicts Minerva in quadriga, with C. Vibius in scripted below.

Apollo is one of the Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman religion and Greek and Roman mythology. One of the most important and complex of the Greek gods, he is the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the hunt.

Setting: Sterling Silver


This coin is a Roman AR Double Victoriatus minted in Thessaly circa 44-40 BCE. The obverse depicts the laureate head of Zeus facing right and the reverse shows Athena Itonia advancing right with spear and shield.

the Thessalian League was loose confederation of Thessalian city states. After the Second Macedonian War (200-197 BCE), the victorious Roman general T. Quinctius Flamininus declared all of Greece “free”. Consequently, he reorganized the Thessalian League. It continued to exist even after Thessaly became part of the new Roman province of Macedonia in 146 BCE.