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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.
Click for a larger photo 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 Egypt) and its distribution to the people.
RS68303. Silver denarius, RIC IV 501, RSC III 39, BMCRE V 652, SRCV II 6262, VF, excellent centering, weight 3.572 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 180o, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia) mint, 198 A.D.; obverse L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head right; reverse ANNONAE AVGG, Annona standing half left, right foot on prow, stalks of grain in right hand, cornucopia in left; $150.00 (€112.50)

Philip I the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain.
RB65254. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 168a, Cohen 26, VF/F, grainy with some marks and encrustations, weight 15.635 g, maximum diameter 29.9 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 247 - 249 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse ANNONA AVGG S C, Annona standing left, grain in right over modius at feet, cornucopia in left; $110.00 (€82.50)

Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Annona with a modius and anchor suggests the arrival of grain by sea from the provinces, especially from Africa, and its distribution to the people. When Severus Alexander was away on his Persian and German campaigns (231-235) he continuously struck Annona types. With the legend PROVIDENTIA AVG, "The Foresight of the Emperor," he assured that, though he was away, he would be carefully monitoring Rome's grain supply!
RB66646. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 645, BMCRE V 815, Cohen 509, SRCV 8013, F, flaw on obverse, weight 19.429 g, maximum diameter 30.9 mm, die axis 45o, Rome mint, 231 - 235 A.D.; obverse IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate bust right with drapery on left shoulder; reverse PROVIDENTIA AVG S C, Providentia (or Annona) standing left, holding grain over modius in right, anchor in left; $80.00 (€60.00)

Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In Castra Regina, Germania around 156 A.D, an attack by seventeen zombies left a prominent cleric infected. The Roman commander that was sent to dispatch the outbreak, recognizing the signs of a newly turned zombie, ordered his troops to destroy the former holy man. The "death" of the zombified cleric enraged the local citizens of the region, and started a riot. -- Zombiepedia. (Of course this is fiction, but apparently nothing interesting really happened in 156 A.D.)
RS66148. Silver denarius, RSC II 1021, RIC III 262, SRCV II -, F, toned, weight 2.805 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 156 - 157 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right; reverse TR POT XX COS IIII, Annona seated right, cradling cornucopia in both hands, modius at feet; $50.00 (€37.50)

Philip I the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.
Click for a larger photo AVGG indicates there were two Augusti, Philip I, the Arab, and his son and joint ruler, Philip II.
RS41781. Silver antoninianus, SRCV III 8922, RIC IV 28c, RSC IV 25, aEF, well centered and struck, light scratch on reverse, weight 4.423 g, maximum diameter 23.2 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 247 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing half left, stalks of grain in right hand over modius overflowing with grain, cornucopia in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; $45.00 (€33.75)

Philip I the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.
Click for a larger photo AVGG indicates there were two Augusti, Philip I, the Arab, and his son and joint ruler, Philip II.
RS45594. Silver antoninianus, SRCV III 8923, RIC IV 29, RSC IV 32, Choice gVF, weight 3.438 g, maximum diameter 23.4 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 247 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left, stalks of grain in right hand over prow, cornucopia in left; full circles centering; $45.00 (€33.75)

Numerian, February or March 283 - October or November 284 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain.
RB48473. Bronze antoninianus, RIC V 447, aVF, weight 3.114 g, maximum diameter 22.7 mm, die axis 0o, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, obverse IMP NVMERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse PROVIDENT AVGG, Providentia (Annona?) standing left, stalks of grain in right hand, cornucopia in left, modius at feet, VXXI in ex; $40.00 (€30.00)

Philip I the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.
Click for a larger photo AVGG indicates there were two Augusti, Philip I, the Arab, and his son and joint ruler, Philip II.
RS53940. Silver antoninianus, SRCV III 8923, RIC IV 29, RSC IV 32, VF, weight 4.234 g, maximum diameter 23.2 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 247 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left, stalks of grain in right hand over prow, cornucopia in left; $40.00 (€30.00)

Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
Click for a larger photo 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.
RB69506. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC III 981, BMCRE IV 2037, SRCV II -, F, small open edge crack, grainy fields, weight 27.708 g, maximum diameter 32.0 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 157 - 158 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right; reverse TR POT XXI COS IIII, Annona standing right, left foot on prow, rudder on globe vertical behind in right hand, modius overflowing with stalks of grain resting on left knee and balanced with left hand, S - C flanking across field; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; bargain priced BIG brass!; $8.49 (€6.37)



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