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.
Annular eclipse over Petra 164 AD
How to predict a solar eclipse to the population must have been top secret information. Predicting an eclipse would have been very powerful to convince the people of Caesar's divine orientation.