Hercules' 11th labor was to steal three of Hera's immortality-giving golden apples from the Garden of the , guarded by Ladon, a never-sleeping, hundred-headed dragon. asked to steal the apples, agreeing to hold up the world so could the task. returned but refused to take back his burden. , pretending to enjoy the task, convinced to hold the world while he made a pad of the skin. then ran away and never took back the task.
RB69194. , 40, 14078, 150, VF, 7.382 g, maximum 27.3 mm, 0o, 2nd , mint, c. 304 - May 305 A.D.; FL VAL CONSTANTIVS , laureate right; , standing facing, looking left, leaning on club with right, holding apples of in left, skin hanging from left elbow, ( ?) above arm and B below arm on right, ALE in ; $135.00 (€120.15)
In Roman religion, every man has a , a presiding spirit. In De Die Natali, Censorinus says, from the moment we are born, we live under the guard and tutelage of . Cities, organizations, and peoples also had a . On coins, we find inscriptions to the of the Roman people, of the Senate, of the Emperor, etc. This coin is dedicated "to the (guardian spirits) of our emperors and caesars."RT84097. , Cyzicus 11a, 14032, 58, gVF, , nice portrait, , a little weak, 8.907 g, maximum 27.2 mm, 0o, 2nd , Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 297 - 299 A.D.; FL VAL CONSTANTIVS , laureate right; GENIO ET CAESARVM NN (to the guardian spirits of our emperors and caesars), standing left, on , nude but for over shoulders and left arm, from which liquid flows in right hand, in left hand, KB in ; $90.00 (€80.10)
On 20 Nov 303, All the and the Caesars visited . They were united for the first time to celebrate the 20th of Diocletian's accession.
RL74572. Bronze post-reform , 35a, 14111, 330, F, 2.943 g, maximum 22.5 mm, 0o, (near Tunis, Tunisia) mint, c. 303 A.D.; FL VAL CONSTANTIVS , , draped, and right; VOT / X / FK ( ), in three lines within laurel ; $40.00 (€35.60)
The depicts the statue of the Spirit of the Roman People which was in the Roman (it is now lost). The act of pouring the libation to the emperor illustrates what the Christians were required to do in order not to be persecuted.RL85119. quarter , 167, 14192, 101, F, some , centered on a , 1.956 g, maximum 18.4 mm, 0o, (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 305 - 306 A.D.; IMP C CONSTANTIVS , laureate right; GENIO ROMANI (to the guardian spirit of the Roman People), of the Roman people standing facing, nude but for cloak over shoulders and on , in right hand, in left hand, SIS in ; $36.00 (€32.04)
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