ancient-rome-voting-coin

Election Day in ancient Rome looked a bit different than ours does today. On this coin (about 113–112 B.C.), you can see a voter on the right dropping a ballot (tabella) into a voting box (cista). Another voter on the left advances to receive a tabella from a third figure (rogator). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Election Day in ancient Rome looked a bit different than ours does today. On this coin (about 113–112 B.C.), you can see a voter on the right dropping a ballot (tabella) into a voting box (cista). Another voter on the left advances to receive a tabella from a third figure (rogator). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston