C. Serveilius M.f.
Republican moneyer, known only from his coins.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma right, wreath behind, ROMA below
Reverse: The Dioscuri galloping in opposite directions, C . SERVEILI. M . F in exergue
The Dioscuri, also known as Castor and Pollux, are twin brothers from Greek and Roman mythology who represent the epitome of brotherly love and loyalty. They were the sons of Leda, with Castor fathered by the mortal king Tyndareus and Pollux by the god Zeus, making Pollux immortal while Castor remained mortal. The twins were known for their heroic deeds, often helping sailors, and were eventually transformed into the Gemini constellation.
The Dioscuri were skilled in various arts, such as horsemanship and combat. They took part in numerous mythological adventures, including the quest for the Golden Fleece and the rescue of their sister, Helen of Troy. Upon Castor’s mortal death, Pollux was devastated and asked Zeus to share his immortality with his brother. Zeus granted this request, allowing the twins to alternate between the mortal world and Olympus, or according to some versions, placed them together as stars in the night sky.
Diameter: 18 mm
Moneyer: C. Serveilius M.f.
Babelon Servilia 1; Crawford 239/1; Sydenham 525
Silver-plated lead-free metal, handcrafted in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of the coin printed on a flip insert.