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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
2, 4; RSC III
EF, full circles strike, very sharp
portrait, near mint state
but for the addition of attractive toning
2.908g, maximum diameter
21.1mm, die axis
, 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
Catalog current as of Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
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