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an ancient roman coin with two heads on the front and one head in the center
Tetradrachm with a Janiform head composed of a laureate and bearded head of Zeus to left and a diademed head of Hera to right. Tenedos, circa 100-70 BCE.
a white marble bust of a man with curly hair
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hadrian6: Herm - The Two Faces of Janus. Italian. late 18th.century. marble. Hermitage St.Petersburg Russia. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com
an old painting of two men with long hair and beards wearing headdress
Janus ***
Janus-for whom January was named. (Some say Juno, but I think June claims that honor)
an ancient coin with two men's heads in the center and one man's head
Janus Is the Most Unusual Deity You've Never Met
Learn About the Two-Faced Roman God Janus: Janus
a drawing of two heads with curly hair and beards on them, facing each other
What Has January Got in Common with Two-Faced Janus?
Janus- Roman god of beginnings. Ganesh concept????/
a drawing of a woman's head with curly hair and an elaborate crown on her head
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Bust of the Roman God Janus
an image of a man with long hair and beards in front of the sky
New Year Customs and Traditions Old and New==Janus, God of Doorways
a coin with the words janus god of beginnings written in black and gold on it
The Curse of Janus
The Curse of Janus [Roman god] http://220lily.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/the-curse-of-janus/
Silver, ca. 225-212 B.C.E., 6.65 grams  Janiform and laureate head of the Dioskouri / Jupiter holding thunderbolt and scepter riding in quadriga driven by Victory; ROMA in exergue The finest known example of this famous issue of coinage. Extremely fine and attractively toned.  NGSA6, 126 Popular, Silver Coins, Roman Chariot, Roman Republic, Deities
RR45 An Exceptional Roman Republican Silver Didrachm/Quadrigatus (Anonymous Issues), a Remarkable Depiction of the Janiform Dioskouri, the Finest Known of this Popular Issue
Silver, ca. 225-212 B.C.E., 6.65 grams Janiform and laureate head of the Dioskouri / Jupiter holding thunderbolt and scepter riding in quadriga driven by Victory; ROMA in exergue The finest known example of this famous issue of coinage. Extremely fine and attractively toned. NGSA6, 126
an image of a coin with the head of a woman
January 2016
an ancient coin with a face on it
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus (Latin: Ianus, pronounced [ˈiaː.nus]) is the god of beginnings and transitions,[1] thence also of gates, doors, passages, endings and time. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past. The Romans named the month of January (Ianuarius) in his honor.
Janus, god of change. Portraits, Rome, Tattoos, Deus
Janus, god of change.
a statue of a man's head with curly hair
Janus, God of the Threshold
In the Roman pantheon, Janus is the two-faced god of beginnings, limits, doors, gateways, and departure. Unlike the other Greco-Roman deities, Janus was not imported from Greece to Rome.