ominus1 Posted February 7 · Supporter Share Posted February 7 In thinking about even those emperors/dictators who we view with reverence who came to power using armies supplied by the republic, empire to maintain peace and fight enemies of, used to acquire (or attempt to) the purple,killing Roman rivals along the way, who had just as much right to become top dog as any .....this happened all the way to the leaving Rome and establishing a new empire in Byzantium, i think of them sometimes as grasshoppers turning into locust... ..ok...lets post some coins of these winners and losers...i'll start with coins of Sulla, the 1st time a general/commander took dictatorial power by violent means against fellow Romans.. Post your coins & thoughts Peeps!...:D L Manilius Torquatus/ L Cornelius Sulla denarii, Military mint 82BC 16mm, 3.44 & 3.57 gms respectively 17 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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