was the Roman goddess of health. She was to the Greeks, who believed her to be the daughter of , the god of medicine and healing, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. Her father learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one snake bringing another snake healing herbs. Woman seeking fertility, the sick, and the injured slept in his temples in chambers where non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor and provide healing.
RA79888. , 67, 21c, 321, 732, 258, 11179, F, nice green , edge chips, corrosion, 1.635 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 0o, Agrippinensis ( , Germany) mint, 2nd emission, late 269 - mid 270 A.D.; IMP C VICTORINVS , and right; (the health of the Emperor), standing right, feeding snake held in her arms; $18.00 (€16.02)
In 270, the Empire suffered an economic crisis due to usurpations, partition of the empire, invasions, and sackings of the countryside and cities. Agricultural and industrial productions were significantly decreased, and mines went unused. A monetary crisis ensued. Inflation was up to 1,000% in some areas of the empire.qRA84435. , 21b, 2564, 703 (Trier), 65, 11180 var. (same), 114 var. (same), VF, nice portrait, slightly , 2.978 g, maximum 20.8 mm, 225o, Agrippinensis ( , Germany) mint, 269 A.D.; IMP C PIAV VICTORINVS AVG, and right; (the health of the Emperor), standing right, feeding snake in right hand from in left hand; $75.00 (€66.75)
Pax, regarded by the ancients as a goddess, was worshiped not only at but also at Athens. Her could not be stained with blood. began the construction of a magnificent temple to her , which finished, in the Via Sacra. The attributes of Peace are the , the olive branch, the , and often the . Sometimes she is represented setting fire to a pile of arms.RL84223. , hoard 2543, 1006, 207, 118 var. (no ), 682 var. (same), VF, nice portrait, dark green , , , deposits, 2.366 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 180o, Agrippinensis ( , Germany) mint, c. 269 A.D.; IMP C VICTORINVS , , draped, and right; (the peace of the Emperor), Pax standing half left, raising olive branch in right hand, long transverse in left hand, V in left , over branch in right ; $50.00 (€44.50)
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