Seller: trionfo-jerusalem (2,004) 100%, Location: Jerusalem, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 111979840258 Composition: Silver, Details: Roman Republic silver denarius - Appuleius Saturninus, 104 BC. Diameter: 20 mm.About Roman coins and DirectionsIf you look at Roman coins, you'll see that the coins with emperors, queens and other characters are facing to different directions. sometimes right, occasionally left and the most interesting occurrence is when the figure (ruler, or queen) is facing down - like standing on its head, or sometimes instead of sitting in a chair, the chair is "sitting" on the king or queen. The question is of course why would a ruler want to present himself in such a way.The answer is that the directions were of great significance in the Old World.North in the Old World represents the rational, scientific knowledge. The color that was attributed to the north was black. South represents the wisdom of the heart; in this case the color is red. East where the sun rised in the morning represents the past, and its color is green since the sun nutrients the chlorophyll of plants. The sun will go down in the evening at the West and that's why the west represents the future. Its color is white because when we die we do not take anything with us like a whiteboard that reflects all colors back (white is all colors together). This idea that we can see (at list in the Middle East) The Black Sea located in Turkey, the Red Sea in south of Israel, in Arabic they call the Mediterranean the White Sea. In the east there's no sea.So now we need to start looking at these coins with a different approach. Feel free to ask any question! We are licensed archaeology dealers. License #270, authorized by the Israel antiquities Authority. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.