Symbols of Solar Eclipses on coins of the Roman Civilization Republic to the Christian Era 232 posts For the Romans, a solar eclipse was the greatest symbol of fear, terror and domination in nature. This website explores the meaning of solar/lunar darkening events in Judeo-Roman culture.
Total eclipse of 9 BC
This event would have been widely reported by sailors in the port of Alexandia, Egypt. Note also the distribution of totality is also in Antioch.