A Roman coin from Danes Castle (obverse)

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A Roman coin from Danes Castle (obverse)

This antoninianus, a silver coin struck for the emperor Gallienus (AD 253-68), was found in the garden of the Fire Station at Dane’s Castle in 1955. On the obverse (‘head’) he is shown wearing a ‘radiate’ spiked crown; on the reverse stands Equity with her balanced scales and cornucopia (horn of plenty).

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum