What a beautiful and scarce coin this is The reverse is fascinating. Does it mean “You barbarian, give the emperor everything that is yours, even your most precious possesion” or something like that? This scene makes one feel uncomfortable. I wonder what the Roman citizens must have thought about this coin. To slaughter an enemy soldier on the reverse of a coin is one thing, to offer an innocent child is something else....... But then, it was of course a slave society.