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In ancient Latin Tuesday is dies Martis or Mars day. In middle English it was Tewesday, from Old English Tiwesdæg meaning "Tīw's Day", the day of Tiw or Týr, the god of single combat. As usual anything goes

GALLIENUS Antoninianus. 259-260 Lugdunum mint.
 GALLIENVS (dot) P (dot) F (dot) AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right / DEO MARTI, distyle temple with Mars standing left within, left hand holding inverse spear and resting right hand on shield. RIC 10 var (dots in legend). Goebl 889g. Elmer 85; RSC 149; Cohen 615. Sear5 10195.  2,2 g - 21 mm



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Mars and Venus


Faustina II
Bronze As
Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in waves and bun at the back
Reverse: VENERI VICTRICI (to victorious Venus), Venus standing right, nude to the waist, both hands holding the right arm of Mars, Mars standing front, nude, helmeted head left, shield on his left arm, parazonium at left side, S - C (senatus consulto) across field.
AE, 11.911g, maximum diameter 26.5mm, die axis 195°
Ref.: RIC III MA1680 (R); BMCRE IV p. 543, MA999; Cohen III 241; SRCV II 5305; Hunter II p. 360, 78,
Ex Errett Bishop Collection
Ex Forum Ancient Coins



Mars advancing:


Antoninianus (AD 251)
Obv.: C VAL HOS MES QVINTVS N C, radiate and draped bust facing right
Rev.: MARS PROPVG, Mars advancing right, holding spear and shield
Ag, 2.86g, 25x20mm
Ref.: RIC 176a


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Lucius Verus on the reverse of this semi-rare As. Ironically, it was known at the time that Verus was a couch potato compared to his colleague Aurelius. He did not take the field in the war against the Parthians. Nonetheless, his victorious army returned from the East carrying the Plague.

Lucius Verus, 161-169 A.D. Type: AE As, 25.5 mm 12.1 grams, R1 according to ACSearch

Obverse: L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS, Bare-Headed Bust Facing Right

Reverse: TRP IIII IMP II COS III, Emperor on Horseback Charging right holding spear, riding down foe.

Reference: TBD, not in Wildwinds - edit: RIC 1404 

ex: Frank Robinson auction 2020




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Constantine I, AD 307-337 (struck AD 307/8). Trier Mint. AE Follis: 6.65 gm, 26 mm, 6 h. Reverse: Mars with spear & shield. RIC VI 776. Ex Spink 169, lot 117 (part of), July 15, 2004; Ex CNG 465, lot 534, April 8, 2020.

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ROMAN REPUBLIC. Cn Cornelius Lentulus Clodianus, moneyer. AR Denarius, 19mm, 3.5g, 6h; Rome, 88 BC. Obv..: Bust of Mars right seen from behind. Rev.: Victory in biga right, CN. LENTVL in exergue Ref.: Rsc-50; Craw-345/1.



L. Julius L.f. Caesar. 103 BC. AR Denarius (15.5mm, 3.87 g, 7h). Rome mint. Helmeted head of Mars left; •L (retrograde) above / Venus Genetrix driving biga of Cupids left, holding scepter and reins; •L (retrograde) above, lyre below. Crawford 320/1; Sydenham 593; Julia 4; RBW 1175 var. (control). Toned, a couple of bankers’ marks, faint hairlines. VF.


L Rustius, 74 BC. AR Denarius (19 mm. 3,7 g.). Rome. Helmeted head of Mars right. SC behind head, X beneath chin. Rev. Ram standing right, L RVSTI in exergue. Crawford 389/1; Sydenham 782; Rustia 1; Sear 320.

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Not Tiw or Mars, but Ares...

Messana (under the Mamertini)

288-278 BC
AE Tetras (16mm, 2.93g)
O: Laureate head of Ares right.
R: Bull butting right; MAMEPTINΩN in ex., spear head below.
HGC 2, 878; Calciati 8; Sarstrom 62; Mini' 11; Sear 1138v (bull left)
ex M&R Coins


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