Manuel I, 1143-1180 A.D. Scyphate Billon Aspron Trachy
8) Coins related to Dido, Carthage, and her affair with Aeneas. Coin of Elagabalus showing Dido in a galley on the reverse, Coin of Volusian showing Dido bulding her city, coin of Nicopolis ad Istrum showing Cupid who put a love potion in Dido’s drink, Coin of Severus Alexander showing Venus Victrix holding the golden apple – Venus arranges for Dido to love Aeneas to protect him, Coin of Carthage showing a horse’s head, Jeton with an image of the goddess Rumor who spreads the story of Dido’s affair, Tunisian Dinar showing Jugurtha, Franklin Mint Great Moments in Opera showing Dido, and another Tunisian dinar showing Hannibal. When Dido kills herself, she begs the gods to send an avenger to destroy Rome – this will be Hannibal.
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