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Selene or Luna

In Greek mythology, the lunar deity Selene was the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia. In Roman mythology, the moon goddess is called Luna, Latin for "moon."


Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.

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Felicitas was the goddess or personification of happiness, good fortune, and success. She played an important role in Rome's state religion during the empire and was frequently portrayed on coins. She became a prominent symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the Roman Empire.
RS86692. Silver denarius, RIC II 115, RSC II 131, BMCRE III 249, Strack II 59, Hunter II 21 var. (AET - AVG), SRCV II -, gVF, well centered and struck on a tight flan, nice heroic bust, toned, radiating flow lines, a few light marks, tiny edge crack, weight 3.532 g, maximum diameter 17.8 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 119 - 122 A.D.; obverse IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate heroic bust right with bare-chest, slight drapery on left shoulder; reverse P M TR P COS III, Aeternitas standing slightly left, head left, radiate head of Sol in right hand, head of Luna in left hand, AETER - AVG, divided across field; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; $180.00 (Ä153.00)


Commodus, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

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In 189 A.D., plague (possibly smallpox) killed as many as 2,000 people per day in Rome. Farmers were unable to harvest their crops and food shortages brought riots in the city. Part of Rome burned in 190. Commodus ordered the city to be rebuilt under the name Colonia Commodiana.
RX79588. Billon tetradrachm, Milne 2686 ff.; Curtis 852; Geissen 2252; Dattari 3889; SNG Cop 582; BMC Alexandria p. 175, 1404; Kampmann-Ganschow 41.124; Emmett 2558, F, dark patina, weight 10.856 g, maximum diameter 23.7 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 189 - 28 Aug 190; obverse M A KOM ANTW CEB EYCEB, laureate head right; reverse bust of Selene left, large crescent on left, L Λ (year 30) on right; $50.00 (Ä42.50)


Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.

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RB17349. Orichalcum dupondius, RIC II 597(d), SRCV II -, VF, weight 14.053 g, maximum diameter 27.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 119 - 121 A.D.; obverse IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III, radiate bust right with drapery on left shoulder; reverse AETERNITAS AVGVSTI S C, Aeternitas standing facing holding busts of the Sol and Luna; minor flan flaws in fields; SOLD







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