Symbols of Solar Eclipses on coins of the Roman Civilization Republic to the Christian Era 231 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.
Emperor Gordian III, Carrhae Mint 240 AD
The recapture of Carrhae from the Sasanian Empire was a major victory for Emperor Gordian III. The solar eclipse of 240 AD is commemorated on this coin. Photo Art Ancient Coins