Medicine on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
Health, both public and private, was as much a concern in antiquity as it is today. Health, medicine and protection from all ills was made evident to the populace in the world of Greece and Rome, and that was through the coinage. This book looks at medicinal aspects of coinage.
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AESCULAPIUS THE MYTH AND THE COINS
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Aesculapius standing Alexandria altar ancient coins antoninianus Antoninus Pius Apollo aqueduct Artemis Asclepieion Athena Augustus aureus bronze coin bust Caesar Caracalla Celsus century BC Chiron Claudius coiled serpent COIN LIST coins depicting Commodus cult cupping vessel Cyrene dating daughter denarius derived describes didrachm disease Domitian drachm Eileithyia emperor Ephesus Epidaurus example Faustina figure Gallienus goddess gods Greek Hadrian head of Aesculapius healing Hellebore Hera Heracles Hippocrates holding a serpent Hygieia Imperial inscription issued a bronze issued coins Juno Sospita Jupiter later legend Leto Marcus Aurelius Maximinus medical interest medicine Mithradates Mysia obverse omphalus Pausanias Pautalia Peloponnesus Pergamum Philoctetes physician plague Pliny NH ref2 reverse shows right hand Rome Salus sanctuary Selinus Septimius Severus Serapis serpent staff sestertius Severus Alexander shown shows Aesculapius shrine silphium silver snake SRSCI stater statue of Aesculapius Stevenson 1889 story symbol Telesphorus temple tetradrachm Thessaly Thrace Trajan Troas wart Wroth Zeus