M. Herennius – Roman Republic Denarius 108-107 B.C.
PIETAS, the laureate head of Goddess Pietas right, letter below the chin.
Pietas, derived from the Latin word “Pius,” which means “dutiful” or “devout,” was a central virtue in ancient Roman society. It represented an individual’s sense of duty, loyalty, and devotion towards their family, the gods, and the state. Pietas was a cornerstone of the Roman moral code and was seen as an essential attribute for a good Roman citizen to possess.
M • HERENNI to the left, Amphinomus carrying his father to safety from the eruption of Mount Aetna.
From Greek mythology, Amphinomus was a hero who carried his elderly father on his shoulders to safety during the eruption of Mount Aetna. This act of filial piety and devotion was celebrated as a symbol of familial love and duty in Greek culture. The story highlights the importance of caring for one’s elders and sacrificing personal comfort for the well-being of others.
Diameter: 18 mm
Moneyer: M. Herennius, BMC # 1231, Babelon # Herennia 1
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Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of the coin printed on the flip insert.