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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.


Kroton, Bruttium, c. 350 - 340 B.C.

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In 295 B.C., Kroton fell to another Syracusan tyrant, Agathocles. When Pyrrhus invaded Italy in 280 B.C., it was still a considerable city, with twelve miles (19 km) of walls, but after the Pyrrhic War, half the town was deserted (Livy 24.3). What was left of its population submitted to Rome in 277 B.C. After the Battle of Cannae in the Second Punic War, Hannibal made it his winter quarters for three years and the city was not recaptured until 205 or 204 B.C. In 194 B.C., it became the site of a Roman colony. Little more is heard of it during the Republican and Imperial periods.
SH15423. Silver nomos, SNG ANS 379 (same dies), Head HN 2160, VF, weight 7.053 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 90o, Kroton (Crotone, Calbria, Italy) mint, c. 350 - 340 B.C.; obverse head of Hera Lakinia facing, wearing stephane; reverse Herakles seated left on lion-skin, holding cup in extended right; above, bow, quiver and club; attractive high relief obverse and nicely toned; SOLD


Herakleia, Lucania, Italy, c. 281 - 278 B.C.

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SH35572. Silver nomos, HN Italy 1400, EF, weight 6.466 g, maximum diameter 20.6 mm, die axis 180o, Herakleia mint, obverse head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmeted decorated with Skylla hurling stone, EY behind, I below, [AΛE] above; reverse HPAKΛHIΩN, Herakles standing left, club in right hand, bow in left, Nemean lion skin draped over left arm, owl in left field, ethnic right; toned, fine style; SOLD


Cromna, Paphlagonia, Mid 4th Century B.C.

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Cromna, an Ionian colony located on the Paphlagonian coast, was mentioned by Homer in the Iliad. Shortly after 300 B.C., Cromna was conquered by Amastris, the ruler of Heraclea. Amastris moved the populations of Cromna, Sesamus, Cytorus, and Tium to her newly founded city, which she named Amastris after herself.
SH65536. Silver drachm, SNG BM 1343 (the swastika is off flan); SNGvA 6825 (same); cf. SNG Cop 265 (Θ vice bucrainium), VF, weight 3.262 g, maximum diameter 15.8 mm, die axis 0o, Cromna mint, mid 4th century B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus left; reverse KPΩMNA, head of Hera left, wearing a turreted stephanos, earring and necklace, bucrainium below chin, swastika above; SOLD


Roman Republic, L. Papius, 79 B.C.

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The most beautiful example of this type we have seen, both in-hand and in photographs.
SH13729. Silver denarius serratus, BMCRR 3078, SRCV I 311, Sydenham 773, Crawford 384/1, RSC I Papia 1, gem EF, weight 3.883 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 135o, Rome mint, obverse head of Juno Sospita right, clad in goat's skin, thyrsus (control symbol) behind, bead and reel border; reverse Gryphon leaping right, ivy branch below (control symbol), L PAPI in exergue, bead and reel border; particularly fine style, superb strike, preservation, and toning; SOLD


Herakleia, Lucania, Italy, c. 281 - 278 B.C.

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SH30353. Silver nomos, SNG ANS 79 (same dies), HN Italy 1385, nice VF, weight 7.695 g, maximum diameter 19.9 mm, die axis 135o, Herakleia mint, obverse HPAKΛHIΩN, head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmeted decorated with Skylla hurling stone; reverse Herakles standing left, club in right hand, bow in left, Nemean lion skin draped over left arm, [APIΣ] (magistrate) off flan left; SOLD


Central Italy, c. 2nd Century B.C.

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Lindgren plate coin. The obverse copies a sculptural theme seen on coins, vases and other artwork. Iphicles was the mortal, anxious and timid twin half-brother of Hercules. Hercules protected him from serpents sent by Hera.
SH24952. Bronze tessera, Lindgren III 1646 (this coin, listed as unidentified); See Stannard, Local Coinages of Central Italy in the Late Roman RepubliC, F, weight 3.982 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 180o, obverse the two infants Herakles and Iphicles, attacked by the serpents sent by Hera; reverse IC O S, Hercules striking Hydra with club; SOLD


Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.

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SH08960. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV C585, VF, weight 18.47 g, maximum diameter 30.2 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 211 - 217 A.D.; obverse IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right, wearing stephane, hair in waved horizontal ridges; reverse IVNONEM S C, Juno standing left, veiled, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand; peacock at feet on left standing left; scarce; SOLD


Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 338 - 308 B.C.

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Khalks, also Chalkis or Chalcis, is a city in eastern Greece, capital of the Aegean island department of Euboea (vvoia), on the strait of Evripos near Athens. The ancient city, inhabited by Ionians, was an important commercial and industrial center. In the 8th and 7th centuries BC, Khalks was a base for the establishment of colonies in Macedonia (there giving its name to the peninsula of Chalcidice) and in Sicily. It was successively thereafter an Athenian, a Macedonian, and a Roman possession.
SH54910. Silver drachm, BCD Euboia 139, Picard emission 8; BMC Central p. 111, 61 ff., Choice gVF, nicely toned, weight 3.728 g, die axis 270o, Chalkis mint, c. 338 - 308 B.C.; obverse head of Hera(?) right, hair rolled, wearing pendant earring and necklace; reverse eagle flying right, snake in beak and claws, concave field, monogram above, ΛAX below; ex Edward Gans (2/28/1968); SOLD


Amisos (as Peiraeos), Pontos, c. 435 - 370 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.
GS86613. Silver siglos, SNG BM 1059; SNG Stancomb 660; SNG Cop 122; Rec Gen p. 46, 1; McClean 7351; HGC 7 229; SNGvA -; BMC Pontus -, VF, attractive style, light toning, bumps and scratches, obverse off center but not too detracting, weight 5.593 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 45o, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, c. 435 - 370 B.C.; obverse draped bust of Hera-Tyche right, hair rolled, wearing a turreted stephane ornamented with palmettes and annulets, triple-drop earrings and pearl necklace; reverse owl standing facing on shield, head facing, wings spread open, caduceus upper left, sword in sheath upper right, AΦ-PO (magistrate Aphro...) divided across field below wings, ΠEIPA in exergue; SOLD


Julia Mamaea, Augusta 13 March 222 - February or March 235 A.D.

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On 11 March 222, Elagabalus was assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, by the Praetorian Guard. Their mutilated bodies were dragged through the streets of Rome before being thrown into the Tiber. Severus Alexander succeeded Elagabalus. He was only 13 years old, his mother, Julia Avita Mamaea, governed the Roman Empire with the help of Domitius Ulpianus and a council of 16 senators.
SH86668. Silver denarius, RIC IV 343, RSC III 35, BMCRE VI 43, Hunter III 1, SRCV II 8212, FDC, as struck, lustrous, perfect centering, sharp detail, radiating flow lines, tiny edge cracks, weight 3.289 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 11 Mar - 31 Dec 222 A.D.; obverse IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, draped bust right; reverse IVNO CONSERVATRIX, Juno standing half left, veiled, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, peacock right at feet on left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex Harlan J. Berk; SOLD




  




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