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Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > Crisis and Decline > Pupienus > SH53595
Pupienus, 22 April - 29 July 238 A.D.
Pax, regarded by the ancients as a goddess, was worshiped not only at Rome but also at Athens. Her altar could not be stained with blood. Claudius began the construction of a magnificent temple to her honor, which Vespasian finished, in the Via Sacra. The attributes of Peace are the hasta pura, the olive branch, the cornucopia, and often the caduceus. Sometimes she is represented setting fire to a pile of arms.
SH53595. Silver denarius, RIC IV, part 2, 4; RSC III 22, Choice EF, full circles strike, very sharp portrait, near mint state but for the addition of attractive toning, Rome mint, weight 2.908g, maximum diameter 21.1mm, die axis 180o, 238 A.D.; obverse IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse PAX PVBLICA, Pax seated left, olive branch in right hand, transverse scepter in left hand; rare; SOLD

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