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The E-Sylum: Volume 17, Number 2, January 12, 2014, Article 32

FEATURED WEB PAGE: PHRYGIAN CAP

This week's Featured Web Page is the Wikipedia entry on the Phrygian cap, a common theme emblematic of Liberty in numismatics.

The Phrygian cap is a soft conical cap with the top pulled forward, associated in antiquity with the inhabitants of Phrygia, a region of central Anatolia. In the western provinces of the Roman Empire it came to signify freedom and the pursuit of liberty, perhaps through a confusion with the pileus, the felt cap of manumitted (emancipated) slaves of ancient Rome. Accordingly, the Phrygian cap is sometimes called a liberty cap; in artistic representations it signifies freedom and the pursuit of liberty.

Phrygian cap

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrygian_cap



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