Details of Triumphal chariot personified

The triumph was a procession through the streets of Rome that marked a military victory. The quadrida (four-horse chariot) in which the emperor or victorious general rode appears on coins as a symbol of a successful military campaign. The quadriga and biga (two-horse chariot) are particularly common on Roman Republican coins, although not always associated with the triumph. Triumphal images occur most frequently on the coinage of the early emperors.

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