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Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > Crisis and Decline > Trebonianus Gallus > RB85509
Trebonianus Gallus, June or July 251 - July or August 253 A.D.
Juno was the patron deity of Trebonianus Gallus. The epithet Martialis literally means "of or belonging to Mars" or "warlike," but the depictions of Juno Martialis on the coins are not warlike. The epithet may refer to Juno as the mother of Mars. Or perhaps she is Juno of March - her festival was on 7 March. Perhaps the title refers to her temple in the Campus Martius, the old "Field of Mars" down by the Tiber. She is sometimes equated with Juno Perusina, as Perugia was where Trebonianus Gallus came from, and as such is sometimes called Juno Martialis Perusina by modern scholars.
RB85509. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 110a (R), Banti 14, Cohen V 50, SRCV III 9670, Hunter - (p. cv), aVF/F, tight ragged flan cutting off most of the legends, area of corrosion on the reverse, Rome mint, weight 10.908g, maximum diameter 25.7mm, die axis 225o, 251 - 253 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse IVNONI MARTIALIS, Shrine of Juno Martialis: domed, distyle rotunda with Corinthian columns, garlands hanging below dome; statue of Juno seated facing within holding two stalks of grain in extended right; rare; ON LAYAWAY











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