Thursday, November 18, 2004


Mars Pacifer

HobbyBlog's ancient coin of the day features Mars Pacifer (Mars the Bringer of Peace) on the reverse, with an olive branch and a spear. I had never heard of this epithet of Mars, the Roman god of war, but it's a neat epitome of the idea that if you want peace, you should prepare for war.

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