Roman Republican Silver Denarius, Q. Fabius Labeo - C.5376Origin: Mediterranean Circa: 124 BC Weight: 3.3 Grams Collection: Numismatics Style: Roman Republican Medium: Silver. The bust of the goddess Roma, with its winged helmet, is a popular obverse type during the Republican period. The helmet itself is reminiscent of Hellenistic and Roman helmets of the time period, categorized by scholars as the Italo-Attic type. Officers and deities are often depicted as wearing this helmet long after such a design had gone into general disuse by the military. As such, it continued to be employed as a symbol connected with deities and heroic figures of the past. The reverse type, incorporating the prow of a ship, may commemorate the naval victories of an ancestor and namesake, against the Seleucid monarch, Antiochus the Great.