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Annona

Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain.


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

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Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain. This reverse suggests the arrival of grain by sea from the provinces (especially from Africa) and its distribution to the people. By the Code De Naviculariis, the mariners appointed to carry grain from Egypt could be executed if they did not keep the proper course; and if they did not sail in the proper season, the master of the vessel would be banished.
RB91949. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 677a (S); BMCRE V p. 130, 519; Cohen IV 33 var. (cuirassed); SRCV II 6405 var. (same), gVF/aF, superb portrait, tight squared flan typical for the period cutting off much of legends, porous, Annona's head weak, weight 18.355 g, maximum diameter 26.9 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 194 A.D.; obverse L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII, laureate head right; reverse ANNONA AVG COS II P P, Annona standing slightly left, head left, two stalks of grain in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, modius overflowing with grain at feet on left, S - C flanking low across field; scarce; $200.00 (Ä176.00)


Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.

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Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain. When Severus Alexander was away on his Persian and German campaigns (231-235) he continuously struck Annona types to indicate his care for the grain supply despite his distance from Rome.
RB91830. Orichalcum sestertius, BMCRE VI 766, SRCV II 8000, RIC IV 520, Cohen IV 424, Hunter III -, F, dark fields with high points of types and legends rubbed brighter (old collection toning), attractive portrait for the grade, weight 14.649 g, maximum diameter 29.8 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 231 A.D.; obverse IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder; reverse P M TR P X COS III P P (Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate X, Consul III, Pater Patri), Annona standing slightly left, head left, two stalks of grain in right hand held over Modius at feet, anchor in left hand, S - C (senatus consulto) divided low across field; $55.00 (Ä48.40)


Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D.

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Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain. This reverse suggests the arrival of grain by sea from the provinces (especially from Africa) and its distribution to the people. By the Code De Naviculariis, the mariners appointed to carry grain from Egypt could be executed if they did not keep the proper course; and if they did not sail in the proper season, the master of the vessel would be banished.
RB82734. Orichalcum sestertius, Woytek 323bC2, RIC II 492, Cohen II 469, Banti 182, BMCRE III 782 var. (bust left), Choice VF, nice portrait, excellent centering and strike, unusual bare brass, lightly toned, porous, weight 26.455 g, maximum diameter 33.3 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 108 - 109/110 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, from behind, slight drapery on left shoulder; reverse S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Annona standing left, holding stalks of grain downward in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, to left at feet modius with three grain ears, garlands decorate ship's stern to right, S - C (senatus consulto) on sides; SOLD







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