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Ancient Roman Objects

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I didn't know that. I also didn't realise they were still spelling ides with an e.
Wouldn't the pileus mean liberation from slavery?
 

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I was wondering why he didn't say that in the tweet.
 

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Dunno; maybe he isn't aware. The edit to the tweet facebook post was added after I shared it.
 
 

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Homo Sapiens

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in orbe lacteo
Interestingly it is also one of the only specific coin designs (that I know of) that's also attested in a written work of history:

"In addition to these activities Brutus stamped upon the coins which were being minted his own likeness and a cap and two daggers, indicating by this and by the inscription that he and Cassius had liberated the fatherland." (Cassius Dio 47.25)
 
 

Dantius

Homo Sapiens

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in orbe lacteo
Regarding the spelling EID. (= EIDIBUS, not EDIBUS as the post says), I think there is some evidence that spelling was more conservative in the late Republican period than our manuscripts and editions would indicate (e.g. Quintilian's statement about the use of geminate s in Cicero's time (caussa, cassus, divissiones) which is completely unattested in our manuscripts). Even beyond that, inscriptions and coins tended to conserve archaic spellings more than other texts, and EI for long I is pretty common in inscriptions.

Here's an interesting coin from the Augustan age commemorating an old treaty with Gabii (foedus p.r. qum Gabinis), where "cum" is spelled "qum". Though, as a professor of a friend of mine pointed out, this is less likely to indicate a genuine spelling and more a deliberate attempt at archaism, like saying "ye olde treatie" in English.

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Pacifica

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Pacifica

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I love these old combs.
 

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