Decorations on Triumphal Chariots

 

Still on my supplications kick.  The cars of (triumphal?) quadriga are often decorated. Republican numismatists will recall the controversial interpretations of the series RRC 348/1, 348/2, and 348/3.  We see victory with  a crown on imperial triumphal cars (example 1, example 2, example 3). And some times there seem to be depictions of uncertain gods (example).  But this above is a brilliant example of the clement emperor accepting supplication.  It’s too bad catalogues don’t often note these designs on the cars of the quadrigas.

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