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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ Themes & Provenance ▸ Gods, Olympians ▸ Hera or JunoView Options:  |  |  |     

Hera or Juno

Queen of the Gods, and the goddess of marriage and motherhood. Symbols are the peacock and the cow. Daughter of Kronus and Rhea. Wife and sister of Zeus.


Pontos, Amisos, 300 - 125 B.C.

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Amisos was settled c. 760 - 750 B.C. by people from Miletus, who established a flourishing trade relationship with the ancient peoples of Anatolia. Amisos came under the rule of the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great's Macedonian Empire, and then the Kingdom of Pontus. The Romans took control in 47 B.C. and Amisos remained within the Byzantine Empire after the fall of Rome. In 1200, the city was captured by the Seljuks. Amisos today is Samsun, a city of about half a million people on the north coast of Turkey.
SH71627. Silver drachm, SNG BM 1110 (same obverse die, reduced siglos), HGC 7 233 (R1), SNG Cop -, SNG Stancomb -, VF, coppery spots, weight 4.106 g, maximum diameter 17.2 mm, die axis 0o, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, 300 - 125 B.C.; obverse draped bust of Hera-Tyche right, wearing a turreted stephanos; reverse owl standing facing on shield, wings open, C - Ξ / monogram (TAI?) - P flanking under wings; rare; $270.00 (240.30)


Severina, Augusta Spring 274 - November 275 A.D.

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Juno was the chief female divinity in the Roman pantheon. She was the wife of Jupiter and a member of the Capitoline Triad. She had many different aspects, such as Juno Moneta, Juno Sospita and Juno Lucina, but here she is depicted as Juno Regina, "Juno the Queen." Juno is usually shown holding a patera, scepter or a statuette of Athena, and is often accompanied by a peacock.
SH65365. Bronze as, MER-RIC 1884, RIC V 7, BnF XII 319, Hunter IV 17, Cohen VI 9, SRCV III 11711, VF, weight 8.682 g, maximum diameter 24.8 mm, die axis 0o, 7th officina, Rome mint, 11th issue, early - Sep 275; obverse SEVERINA AVG, diademed and draped bust right; reverse IVNO REGINA, Juno standing slightly left, head left, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, peacock left at feet on left; $200.00 (178.00)


Severina, Augusta Spring 274 - November 275 A.D.

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Juno was the chief female divinity in the Roman pantheon. She was the wife of Jupiter and a member of the Capitoline Triad. She had many different aspects, such as Juno Moneta, Juno Sospita and Juno Lucina, but here she is depicted as Juno Regina, "Juno the Queen." Juno is usually shown holding a patera, scepter or a statuette of Athena, and is often accompanied by a peacock.
RB73881. Bronze as, MER-RIC 1879, RIC V 7, BnF XII 310, Hunter IV 15, Cohen VI 9, SRCV III 11711, aVF, well centered, nice portrait, light corrosion and encrustation, weight 8.524 g, maximum diameter 26.1 mm, die axis 0o, 6th officina, Rome mint, 11th issue, early - Sep 275; obverse SEVERINA AVG, diademed and draped bust right; reverse IVNO REGINA, Juno standing slightly left, head left, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, peacock left at feet on left, ς in exergue; $200.00 (178.00)


Faustina Junior, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Wife of Marcus Aurelius

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Juno was the chief female divinity in the Roman pantheon. She was the wife of Jupiter and a member of the Capitoline Triad. She had many different aspects, such as Juno Moneta, Juno Sospita and Juno Lucina, but here she is depicted as Juno Regina, "Juno the Queen." Juno is usually shown holding a patera, scepter or a statuette of Athena, and is often accompanied by a peacock.
RS74400. Silver denarius, BMCRE IV p. 399, MA104; RIC III MA688; RSC III 120; Hunter II 8; SRCV II 5255, EF/VF, choice obverse, excellent portrait, reverse struck with a worn die, weight 3.550 g, maximum diameter 17.4 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, struck under Marcus Aurelius, 161 - 175 A.D.; obverse FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in a bun in back, no diadem or stephane; reverse IVNO, Juno standing left, veiled, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand; peacock at feet on left standing left; $185.00 (164.65)


Sabina, Augusta 128 - c. 136 A.D., Wife of Hadrian

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Juno was the chief female divinity in the Roman pantheon. She was the wife of Jupiter and a member of the Capitoline Triad. She had many different aspects, such as Juno Moneta, Juno Sospita and Juno Lucina, but here she is depicted as Juno Regina, "Juno the Queen." Juno is usually shown holding a patera, scepter or a statuette of Athena, and is often accompanied by a peacock.
SL76250. Silver denarius, RIC II Hadrian 395a, BMCRE III Hadrian 940, RSC II 43, Strack II 379, Hunter II 15, SRCV II 3921, NGC VF, strike 5/5, surface 3/5 (3819341-009), weight 3.63 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 128 - 137 A.D.; obverse SABINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair waived into crest on top of diadem, long plait falling down back of neck; reverse IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left, veiled, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand; NGC certified and in NGC plastic holder (slabbed); $175.00 (155.75)


The Perrhaiboi, Thessaly, Greece, c. 196 - 146 B.C.

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The Perrhaiboi were a Pelasgian (indigenous non-Greek) tribal people who lived in Perrhaibia, which was north of Thessaly proper and bordered Macedonia. In the Iliad, Homer wrote of "the valiant Perrhaiboi, who dwelt about wintry Dodona, and held the lands round the lovely river Titaresios, which sends its waters into the Peneus."
GB76999. Bronze trichalkon, Rogers 440, BCD Thessaly I 1247 corr. (oak not laurel wreath), BCD Thessaly II 561 corr. (same), SNG Cop 197, HGC 4 157, aVF, well centered, some corrosion, weight 6.372 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 0o, Perrhaiboi mint, c. 196 - 146 B.C.; obverse head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath; reverse ΠEPPAI/BΩN (in two lines, starting upward from lower left, ending downward on right), Hera seated right on backless throne, long scepter vertical behind in right hand, resting left hand on knee, no magistrate initials; $170.00 (151.30)


Roman Republic, L. Procilius L.f., c. 80 B.C.

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In Roman mythology, Juno was the daughter of Saturn and the wife of Jupiter. Among her many attributes was Juno Sospita, who offered protection to women, accompanying them throughout their lives from birth to death. She was often called upon by infertile women to aid in conception. Juno Sospita had a two temples at Rome, but her most famous temple was at Lanuvium. Her statue there, as described by Cicero and as depicted on coinage, wore a goatskin coat with a goat-horned headdress. This statue may the one now at the Vatican. Her attribute, the serpent, inhabited a grotto near her temple, and was fed annually by a young girl, who, if a virgin, escaped unharmed, but if not, was destroyed.
RR75236. Silver denarius, SRCV I 306, Sydenham 771, Crawford 379/1, RSC I Procilia 1, aEF, obverse off center but only slightly detracting, uneven toning, marks, scratches, die wear, weight 3.695 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 135o, Italian mint, 80 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Jupiter right, S C (senatus consulto - authorized by special decree of the Senate) behind; reverse Juno Sospita (protector of women) standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield, snake before her, L.PROCILI. / F downward in two rows behind; $160.00 (142.40)


Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Augusta Traiana, Thrace

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Augusta Traiana (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria today) was founded by Trajan, c. 106 A.D. During 2nd - 3rd century A.D., it was the second largest city in Roman Thrace, after Philippopolis, and was fortified by strong walls. The city struck bronze coins from time of Marcus Aurelius to Gallienus.
RB73700. Bronze AE 32, Schnert-Geiss Augusta Traiana 117 (V49/R96); Varbanov II 1029 (R4); Mionnet supp. II p. 508, 178 var. (head); SNG Cop -, VF, dark green patina, some light corrosion, centration dimples, weight 16.852 g, maximum diameter 31.8 mm, die axis 225o, Augusta Traiana (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria today) mint, hegemon Statilus Barbarus, 196 - 198 A.D.; obverse AVK Λ CEΠTIM CEVHPOC Π, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse HΓ ET BAPBAPOY AVΓOVCTHC TPAIANHC, Hera standing facing, head left, wearing kalathos and veil, patera in right hand, transverse scepter in left hand; $150.00 (133.50)


Sabina, Augusta 128 - c. 136 A.D., Wife of Hadrian

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Juno was the chief female divinity in the Roman pantheon. She was the wife of Jupiter and a member of the Capitoline Triad. She had many different aspects, such as Juno Moneta, Juno Sospita and Juno Lucina, but here she is depicted as Juno Regina, "Juno the Queen." Juno is usually shown holding a patera, scepter or a statuette of Athena, and is often accompanied by a peacock.
RB73707. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC II Hadrian 1028, Cohen II 38, BMCRE III Hadrian 1869, SRCV II 3934, Hunter II -, gF, spots of patina flaking, small areas of corrosion, cleaning scratches, weight 24.517 g, maximum diameter 30.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, c. 132 A.D.; obverse SABINA AVGVSTA HADRAINI AVG P P, diademed and draped bust right; reverse IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left, patera extended in right, scepter in left, S - C flanking across field below center; ex Forum (2009); scarce; $145.00 (129.05)


Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.

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In 146, Faustina the Younger was given the title Augusta.
RS75230. Silver denarius, RIC III 137, RSC II 345, BMCRE IV 536, Strack III 165, SRCV II 4079, gVF, dark toning, well centered, oval flan (common for this type), some light marks, small edge cracks, weight 3.068 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 146 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right; reverse COS IIII, horizontal thunderbolt on draped throne (pulvinar of Jupiter and Juno); $140.00 (124.60)




    



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