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Stratum plus. 2012. №6

V. P. Alexeev (Odessa, Ukraine)

Semantics of Images on Tyra Coins With Inscription “ΙЄΡΑС СΥΝΚΛΗΤΟΥ”




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Pages: 113-118


Study of semantics of images of male head on obverses of 10 Tyra coins has shown that on some coins it personified the city community, on others — with “diadem” and “bow” — represented Roman Emperor Augustus as Apollo. Semantics of reverses is understood as proclamation of the Roman Senate as the defender of the city from external threats.


Keywords: semantics, variability, Augustus-Apollo, proclamation


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Vladimir Alexeev (Odessa, Ukraine). Candidate of Art History. A. V. Nezhdanova Odessa State Musical Academy
E-mail: [email protected]

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