A better struck, and overall beautiful specimen of this type is shown here, a coin by @Romancollector. I believe most of you will know, that this coin commemorates the completion of the new Senate House by Octavian. Work on the old House (the Curia Cornelia, by Faustus Cornelius Sulla) had commenced under Caesar, who wished to create more space for the Comitium - the important public square where various ceremonies and governmental actions took place. The work on the new Curia was interrupted due to the assassination of Caesar in the theatre of Pompey (which is quite ironic, if you think about it...) where the Senate met since it’s House was under construction. The precursor of the Curia Cornelia was the Curia Hostilia, and before that a former building served as an Etruscan temple. The location may have held a temple like structure with a ‘governmental function’ as early as 771 BC. After the construction of the Curia Julia, the building was damaged a few times again, and subsequently repaired by Domitian and Diocletian. Plan of the various Curia's, with the Curia Julia shown to the right. Source: wikipedia. The Curia itself is - but for its facade and decorative elements such as statues - still largely intact. The brick core remains to be seen for everyone today. What we see today is the core reconstructed under Diocletian in 283 AD, after the former building was (again) damaged due to a fire. The usage of the building was changed in late antiquity, when it became a church (San Adriano). What is also interesting, is that the original doors have survived. They have been resued as the doors of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran and can be seen completely functional to this date. The roof of the Curia Julia was decorated with several statutes. My coin has a strike error or weakness of some kind, but better examples clearly show the statue of victory on the top of the point of the roof, standing on a globe. It is believed that this specific statue is also depicted on an areus of Octavian. When I visited Rome in 2015, the Curia Julia’s inside were closed unfortunately. But there are many photo’s available online. What is noticable, is that several key features of the inside also remain intact. To the left and right walls, three low and broad stairs remain. This is where the chairs of the senators would have stood. In the back of the building, one can see the remains of the platform where the consul would have seated, with in the back an alter dedicated to Victory. One can also still see the highly decorated floor, restored in the time of Diocletian. Originally, bbout two-third of the inside walls would have been decorated with marmble as well, but little has remained. The Curia Julia as reconstructed by Diocletian is on the right. To the left, one can see the triumphal arch of Septimius Severus. The reason I wanted to add this coin to my collection, is because it displays an iconic building, which to me is synonymous with ancient Rome and the tragedy of the decline of the Republic. Even though there have been many Curia’s throughout Roman antiquity, the fact that the building is displayed on this coin and still largely stands today, make it all the more special. It truly makes history come alive. Thank for reading. Please add other coins with ancient buildings within the City of Rome, coins of Octavian, or any other coins you deem relevant.