, Wife of , Augusta 178 - 182 A.D., Retrograde !
There are no breaks in the plating and the interior of the edge cracks is dark black. The is extraordinarily similar to the official mint, but this must be the of an ancient counterfeiter?!
RS85201. Silver , perhaps (?); apparently unpublished, cf. 283 (S), 21, 41, 6001 (all normal, not retrograde, reverses), VF, light marks and scratches, light corrosion, tiny edge cracks, no sign of a bronze core, 3.254 g, maximum 18.3 mm, 0o, (or counterfeiter?) mint, 180 - 182 A.D. (or later?); , draped right; (retrograde starting at 3:00), standing facing, veiled, right, in left hand, long in left right, right at feet on right (the entire is retrograde); extremely , possibly unique, retrograde !; $280.00 (€249.20)
was the chief female divinity in the Roman , the protector and special counselor of the Roman state, and a member of the Capitoline Triad. She was a daughter of Saturn, the sister and wife of , and the mother of Juventas, , and Vulcan. She had many different aspects, such as , , and , but here she is depicted as , "Juno the Queen." is usually shown holding a , or a statuette of , and is often accompanied by a . Her Greek equivalent is .
RS85556. Silver ON RESERVE
, 283, 21, 41, 10, 6001, aEF, excellent centering and strike with attractive radiating flow lines, nice portrait, some die wear, tiny edge cracks, 3.118 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 180o, mint, 180 - 182 A.D.; , draped right; , standing facing, veiled, left, in right hand, long in left hand, left at feet on left; ; $280.00 (€249.20)
In Roman religion, was the goddess of agreement, understanding, and marital harmony. The cult of Augusta ("Majestic Harmony") was of special importance to the imperial household. She is usually depicted wearing a long cloak and holding a (sacrificial ), a (symbol of prosperity), or a (symbol of peace).RS79831. Silver , 279; 9; p. 693, 29; 7; 5997, VF, , nice portrait, edge cracks, 3.085 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 0o, mint, 180 - 182 A.D.; , draped right, hair waved, pulled back and knotted in low on back of ; (harmony), clasped ; $190.00 (€169.10)
was the Goddess of light and of childbirth. In her , on 1st of March the Roman matrons celebrated the festival Matronalia and it was customary for their husbands or lovers to present gifts. Women about to give birth, particularly in labor, would address their prayers to her: , fer opem, serva me, obsecro ( the goddess, Lucina, come to our aid, save me, I beseech thee).RB77892. Copper as, 680, 24, 433, 6018, F, centered, nice dark , scratches, 10.542 g, maximum 27.0 mm, 0o, mint, 180 - 182 A.D.; , draped right; ( goddess of childbirth), standing left, in right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, flanking across lower half of ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex , ex Kirk ; $100.00 (€89.00)
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