Justin's Relics

Ancient coins

Sometimes, when I receive a lot of uncleaned 'Roman' coins, there are one or two other ancient coins in the lot. Usually they are Greek coins, which can look a lot like Roman republican coinage. This due to the fact that in this period the Romans based their design on the old Greek coinage. On this page I will describe the other ancient coins in my collection.



This coin depicts the Punic goddess Tanit. She was the most important goddess in Carthaginian mythology. The Romans later called her Juno (Caelestis). This coin was minted in Zeugitania, likely in the 3rd century BC. It's made out of bronze. The reverse shows a horse standing in front of a palm tree.