Roman Republic denarius of the gens TITIA circa 90 BC
attributing ancient and medieval coinage has always been an immersion into
History, especially the deciphering of Latin abbreviations/fragments to put a place and time onto the piece.
It becomes even more challenging with Greek fragments.
Now for a little silliness, enjoy this appropriately named song called "The Elements"
by the 1950-60's Harvard Math Prof Tom Lehrer
"Sic transit gloria mundi"
"Lebe Dein Leben so wie Du wenn Du stirbst wünschen wirst gelebt zu haben"
One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star. G.K. Chesterton