Coins

Coins

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December, 2010

Second part of the Narcissism series. During the early Roman empire putting your own image on a coin was one of the worst things you could ever do, as it was basically saying you were better than the gods.

The inscription on the back reads: "Imperator De Mars." This was done around the time some lady claimed she owned the sun. Something about that amused me far more than it should have.

Copper.