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36 viewsSeverus Alexander - Sestertius - 231 AD.
Ob.: IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate head right
Rev.: ANNONA AVGVSTI S C, Annona standing left holding anchor & grain ears over modius.
gs. 16,1 mm. 29,8
Cohen 36, RIC 549
Maxentius
antoninus-pius_AE-dupondius_abundance_11_80grams_01.jpg
51 viewsAntoninus Pius - AE Dupondius

Roman Empire
Emperor Antoninus Pius. 138 - 161 AD. AE-Dupondius. Rome Mint.

obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II - Radiate head of Antoninus Pius right
rev: TR POT XIX COS IIII - Annona seated right, holding cornucopia; at feet, modius.
'S C' below, in exergue.

25.83mm, 11.80g.
2 commentsrexesq
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32 viewsAntoninus Pius - AE Dupondius

Roman Empire
Emperor Antoninus Pius. 138 - 161 AD. AE-Dupondius. Rome Mint.

obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II - Radiate head of Antoninus Pius right
rev: TR POT XIX COS IIII - Annona seated right, holding cornucopia; at feet, modius.
'S C' below, in exergue.

25.83mm, 11.80g.
rexesq
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Philip I. RIC 28c Rome19 viewsSilver Antoninian of Philippus I, 244-249 CE
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears over
a modius left and cornucopiae.
Rome mint: 246 CE (5th Issue, 5th Officina) = RIC IViii, 28c, page 71 - Cohen 25
21.3 mm., 3.9 g.
sold 4-2018
NORMAN K
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17 Antoninus Pius RIC 20421 viewsANTONINUS PIUS
Denarius, Rome 138-161 AD
M ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIII, laur. head right / COS IIII, Annona standing left, stalks of grain in right, left placed on modius on ship
RIC 204 BMC 765 RSC 288
Ex Artifact Man Ancient Coins
RI0077
1 commentsSosius
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3 Aurelian29 viewsAURELIAN
AE Antoninianus, Siscia Mint
SECOND SPECIMEN KNOWN?
IMP CAES L DOM AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right (with huge nose) / ANNONA AVG, Annona stg. l., holding corn-ears in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. hand; at feet to l., prow of ship., P in r. field.
RIC temp #1927

Attributed with help from FORVM member Mauseus, who pointed to the following website, which indicates that this may be the second specimen known of this coin: http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1927

UPDATE: According to S. Estiot & J. Mairat of ric.mom.fr: "It is indeed the second specimen known of RIC temp 1927, and your coin is from the same pair of dies as the coin in Zagreb (Komin hoards)."
1 commentsSosius
Sev_Alex_RIC_133.jpg
30 Severus Alexander21 viewsSEVERUS ALEXANDER
AR Denarius.

IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate draped bust right / ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left with corn-ears and cornucopiae, modius at foot.

RSC 23, RIC 133, Sear 7857
1 commentsSosius
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48822 viewsAntoninianus
Rome
Issue 7
ANNONA AVG
G 488
mauseus
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49430 viewsAntoninianus
Rome
Issue 7
ANNONA AVG
G 494
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24 viewsROME
PB Tessera (19mm, 3.15 g, 12 h)
Togate priest standing left, holding patera
Modius with three grain ears, A C flanking
Rostowzew 1571 var. (size, no modius)

AC may stand for Antoninus Caesar, thereby making the togate figure the emperor in the guise of Pontifex Maximus. The presence of a modius also suggests a relation to the annona, implying a reading of Annona Caesaris.
Ardatirion
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21 viewsAntoninus Pius. AD 138-161
PB As (28mm, 16.41 g, 12 h)
Western Europe (Spain?). Cast copying a Rome mint issue of AD 157-158
Laureate head right
Annona standing left, resting left foot on prow, holding modius and rudder; S C flanking
Cf. RIC III 997a

Found in Spain
Ardatirion
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18 viewsCaracalla. AD 198-217.
AR Denarius (19mm, 2.70 g, 6 h)
Britain? Copying a Rome mint issues of AD 212/214
Laureate head right
Annona seated left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia
Cf. RIC IV 195

Purportedly found in Britain
Ardatirion
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(0117) HADRIAN41 views117 - 138 AD
AE Dupondius 27 mm 13 g
O: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG. Radiate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
R: PONT MAX T-R POT COS II / S - C / ANNONA AVG. Annona standing left with cornucopiae and corn ears over modius, prow to her right.
cf RIC 549 ff
laney
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(0117) HADRIAN31 views117 - 138 AD
AE 25 mm 9.38 g
O: laureate head right
R: S-C, Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius and rudder on prow of galley to right
laney
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS39 views138 - 161 AD
Struck 140-144 AD.
AE As 27 mm 9.35 g
O: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right
R: TR POT XIIII COS IIII S-C, ANNONA AVG in ex. Annona seated left, holding corn ears and cornucopia, modius to left
RIC III, 880; Cohen 49
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a_pius_annona.jpg
(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS18 views138 - 161 AD
AE 26.5 mm, 8.57 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Annona seated left, holding corn ears and cornucopiae, modius to left
laney
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS18 views138 - 161 AD
Struck 155-156 AD
AE As 23..5 mm 10.47 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Annona seated right, modius at foot, and holding coruncopia with both hands
laney
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS23 views138 - 161 AD
AE SESTERTIUS 31.5 mm 24.08 g
O: LAUR HEAD R
R: ANNONA STANDING R HOLDING CORNUCOPIA AND GRAIN EAR OVER MODIUS, PROW TO R
laney
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS30 views138 - 161 AD
AE As 26 mm, 8.17 g
O: Laureate bust right
R: Annona standing facing, head right, holding modius on cippus in right hand, branch in left hand, basket of fruit to right, S-C
Rome
laney
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS15 views138-161 AD
Struck 150/151AD
AE As 27.5 mm max., 10.19 g
O. IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, Laureate head right.
R. TR POT XIIII COS IIII / S-C, Annona seated left, holding corn ears over modius and cornucopiae; ANNONA AVG in exergue.
Rome mint; RIC 880.
laney
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS14 views138 - 161 AD
Struck 155-156 AD
AE As 23 mm 10.48 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Annona seated right, modius at foot, and holding coruncopia with both hands
laney
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS10 views138 - 161 AD
Struck 155-156 AD
AE As 27 mm 11 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Annona seated right, modius at foot, and holding coruncopia with both hands
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS5 views138-161 AD
Dupondius 24.5 mm, 10.56 g
O: Radiate head right
R: Annona standing facing, head left, holding grain ears and rudder
Rome mint
laney
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS6 views138-161 AD
26.5 mm, 9.58 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Annona standing facing, head left, holding grain ears and rudder
Rome mint
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS (limes denarius)20 views161-180 AD
struck 164/5
Limes Denarius 18 mm, 2.11 g
O: M ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS, laureate head right.
R: P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius, and cornucopia in left hand
Rome; cf RIC 125
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0105 - Denarius Septimius Severus 205 AC10 viewsObv/ SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of S.S. r.
Rev/ PM TR P XIII COS III PP, Annona togate, standing l., holding grain ears and connucopia: modium with grain ears at feet.

Ag, 18.5 mm, 3.35 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC IV.I/198 [C] BMCRE V/475
ex-Helios Numismatik eBay, art. #270734396362
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0964, RIC II(1962) 131b, Rome, AR-Denarius, ANNONA AVG, Annona seated left,110 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0964, RIC II(1962) 131b, Rome, AR-Denarius, ANNONA AVG, Annona seated left,
avers: CAESAR VESPSIANVS AVG, Laureate head right.
reverse: ANNONA AVG, Annona seated left holding a bundle of corn ears in her lap.
exrgue: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,15g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 77-78 A.D., ref:RIC 0964, RIC 0964, RIC II(1962) 131b,
Q-001
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0338, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Annona seated left,111 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0338, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Annona seated left,
avers: HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS-P-P, Laureate head right.
revers: COS-III, Annona seated left, holding hook in right hand, cornucopia in left, modius at feet before.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19mm, weight: 3,11g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 134-138 A.D., ref: RIC II 338, RSC-380,
Q-001
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0796a, Rome, AE-As, ANNONA AVG, S-C, Annona standing left, Rare !175 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0796a, Rome, AE-As, ANNONA AVG, S-C, Annona standing left, Rare !
avers:- HADRIANVS-AVG-COS-III-PP, Laureate head right.
revers:- ANNONA-AVG, Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius and rudder, S-C across the field.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 25-26mm, weight: 11,65g, axes: 6h,
mint: , date: 134 A.D., ref: RIC-II-796a p-441, C-166,
Q-001
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033 - Titus denarius - RIC 21889 viewsObv: T CAESAR VESPASIANVS, Laureate Head Right
Rev: ANNONA AVG, Annona seated left, leaning elbow on seat and raising drapery
Reference RIC 218

(SOLD)
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0204, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #1102 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0204, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XV, Laureate head right.
revers:- COS-IIII, Annona standing left, holding grain ears and resting hand on modius on galley prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,40g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 151-152 A.D., ref: RIC-III-204-p-51, C-288,
Q-001
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0204, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #277 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0204, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #2
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XV, Laureate head right.
revers:- COS-IIII, Annona standing left, holding grain ears and resting hand on modius on galley prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 3,07g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date: 151-152 A.D., ref: RIC-III-204-p-51, C-288,
Q-002
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0221, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #1107 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0221, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XVI, Laureate head right
revers:- COS-IIII, Annona standing left, holding grain ears and resting hand on modius on galley prow
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,53g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 152-153 A.D., ref: RIC-III-221-p-53, C-290,
Q-001
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0231, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #1126 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0231, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XVII, Laureate head right.
revers:- COS-IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 3,00g, axis:0h,
mint: Rome, date: 154 A.D., ref: RIC-III-231-p-,
Q-001
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0231, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #272 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0231, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS-IIII, Annona, #2
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XVII, Laureate head right.
revers:- COS-IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,22g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date: 154 A.D., ref: RIC-III-231-p-,
Q-002
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0239, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Annona, #1158 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0239, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Annona, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XVIII, Laureate head right.
revers:- COS-IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-17,5mm, weight: 2,65g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 155 A.D., ref: RIC-III-239-p-,
Q-001
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0597, Rome, AE-Sestertius, ANNONAAVG, Annona standing right, S-C,176 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0597, Rome, AE-Sestertius, ANNONAAVG, Annona standing right, S-C,
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PI-VS-P-P-TR-P-COS-III, Laureate head right.
revers:-ANNONAAVG, Annona standing right holding corn ears over modius and cornucopiae, prow behind, S-C across the field.
exe:S/C//--, diameter: 32-33mm, weight: 29,18g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 142 A.D., ref: RIC-III-597-p-, C-34,
Q-001
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0912, Rome, AE-As, ANNONA-AVG-COS-IIII, Annona standing right, S-C,86 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0912, Rome, AE-As, ANNONA-AVG-COS-IIII, Annona standing right, S-C,
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XVII, Laureate head right.
revers:-ANNONA-AVG-COS-IIII, Annona standing, holding corn ears and poppies over altar and modius, S-C across the field.
exe:S/C//--, diameter: 27mm, weight: 9,20g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 142 A.D., ref: RIC-III-912-p-, C-42,
Q-001
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0956, Rome, AE-As, TR POT XIX COS IIII, Annona sitting right, S-C, Scarce!113 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0956, Rome, AE-As, TR POT XIX COS IIII, Annona sitting right, S-C, Scarce!
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-IMP-II, Laureate head right.
revers:- TR-POT-XIX-COS-IIII, Annona seated right, modius at foot, holding cornucopiae with both hands, S-C in ex.
exe:-/-//SC, diameter: 26-27mm, weight: 10,14g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 155-156 A.D., ref: RIC-III-956-p-, C-986, Scarce!
Q-001
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0125, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP II COS III, Annona standing left,68 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0125, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP II COS III, Annona standing left,
avers: ANTONINVS-AVG-ARMENIACVS, Laurate head right.
revers: P-M-TR-P-XIX-IMP-II-COS-III, Annona standing left, right foot set on prow (?), emptying cornucopia with both hands into modius before her.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 2,99g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date:165 A.D., ref: RIC-III-125, p-, C-474, BMC-359, RSC-484, Sear-4920, p-
Q-001
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0142, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Annona standing left,93 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0142, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Annona standing left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARMENIACVS, Laurate head right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XIX-IMP-III-COS-III, Annona standing left, holding grain-ears over modius and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19mm, weight: 3,09g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:165 A.D., ref: RIC-III-142, p-224, C-484, Sear-4922,
Q-001
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III ???, AE- Medallion ??? , Rome, Pax?,107 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), AE- Medallion ??? , Rome, Pax?
avers:- Laurate head right.
revers:- Pax (??) standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae, Or Annona ???.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 28mm, weight: 20,45g, axis: 11 h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-????, C-????, Sear-?????,
Q-001
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044 - Hadrian Denarius - RIC 033815 viewsObv:- HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, Laureate head right
Rev:- COS III, Annona seated left on low chair, holding hook in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; in front left, modius with corn ears
Minted in Rome. A.D. 128 - 132
Reference: BMCRE 488. RIC 338. RSC 380.
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044 - Hadrian denarius - RIC 38826 viewsObv:- HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P laureate head right
Rev:- COS III, Annona, draped, seated left on low chair, holding hook upwards om right hand and cornucopia in left; at her left, modius and corn ears
Rome Mint.
Reference:- RIC 338, RSC 382, BMC 488
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048 - Antoninus Pius denarius - RIC 22113 viewsObv:- ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI, laureate head right
Rev:- COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding grain-ears & resting hand on modius
Minted in Rome. A.D. 153
Reference(s) RIC 221. RSC 290
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048 - Antoninus Pius denarius - RIC 23166 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, Laureate head facing right
Rev: COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow
Reference RIC 231
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048 - Antoninus Pius, Ae AS - RIC 910 var 20 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev: ANNONA AVG COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding modius on low base and vine branch (?); to left basket of fruit
Minted in Rome. A.D. 153
Reference: BMC P. 322 * var. (Bust type). Cohen 44 var (same). RIC III 910 var (bust type)
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 200, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Annona standing left, #1132 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 200, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Annona standing left, #1
avers: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right.
reverse: P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Annona standing left holding corn ears over a modius and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 2,83g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D.,ref: RIC IV-I 200, p-, RSC 476, BMC 489,
Q-001
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049316 viewsAtelier : Siscia
Droit : GALLIENUS AVG
Revers : ANNONA AVG
3,20g ; 20mm ; 6h
Sgusiaves
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 195, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XV COS III P P, Annona seated left,95 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 195, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XV COS III P P, Annona seated left,
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-BRIT, Laureate head right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XV-COS-III-P-P, Annona seated left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 19,5-20mm, weight: 3,28g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 212 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-195, p-240,
Q-001
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055. Antoninus Pius.9 viewsDenarius, 152-153 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVI / Laureate bust of Antoninus.
Reverse: COS IIII / Annona, holding corn ears, resting hand on a modius which is set on the prow of a ship.
3.02 gm., 18 mm.
RIC #221.
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059c Severus Alexandria. AR denarius13 viewsobv: IMP CM AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG laur. drp.bust r.
rev: ANNONA AVG Annonia std. l. holding corn ears and cornucopiae
at feet, l. modius
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 10737 viewsObv: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X, Laureate head right
Rev: ANNONAE AVGG, Annona standing left with corn ears & cornucopia, right foot on prow of galley
References: RIC 107, RSC 37
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 20013 viewsObv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Annona standing left holding corn ears over a modius & cornucopiae
Minted in Rome.
Reference: RIC 200, RSC 476, BMC 489
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 50119 viewsObv: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, Laureate head right
Rev: ANNONAE AVGG, Annona, standing left, right foot on prow, holding corn ears and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 198 - 202
References: RIC 501 (Common), RSC 21
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 19534 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev: P M TR P XV COS III P P, Annona, goddess of the corn harvest, seated l., holding corn ears over a modius (corn measure) and a cornucopiae
Minted in Rome. A.D. 212
Reference: Van Meter 59/3. RIC 195. RCV02 6825. RSC 205.
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0676 Hadrian AS Roma 124-28 Annona41 viewsReference.
BMC 1346; RIC 676; Strack 588; C. 177

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder

Rev. COS III in exergue: ANNONA AVG [S-C]
Annona draped seated right on low chair, before her, on r. small figure standing l., helping her to hold out bag of corn-ears?:
in background, r. stern of ship.

9.9 gr
25 mm
6h
okidoki
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0676 Hadrian AS Roma 124-28 Annona26 viewsReference.
BMC 1346; RIC 676; Strack 588; C. 177

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder

Rev. COS III in exergue: ANNONA AVG [S-C]
Annona draped seated right on low chair, before her, on r. small figure standing l., helping her to hold out bag of corn-ears:
in background, r. stern of ship.

12.67 gr
27 mm
6h
okidoki
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07 - Annonay, Ardche, France10 viewsUnion Commerciale et Industrielle, Annonay, Ardche.
Aluminium, 26 mm
A/ ANNONAY / ARDECHE
R/ UNION COMMERCIALE & INDUSTRIELLE // 10 c 1918
Rfs : Elie 10.3
Gabalor
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07 - Annonay, Ardche, France8 viewsUnion Commerciale et Industrielle, Annonay, Ardche.
Aluminium, 23 mm
A/ ANNONAY / ARDECHE
R/ UNION COMMERCIALE & INDUSTRIELLE // 10 c 1918
Rfs : Elie 10.2
Gabalor
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074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0028c, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, ANNONA AVG G, Annona standing front, head left, #163 views074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0028c, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, ANNONA AVG G, Annona standing front, head left, #1
avers:- IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- ANNONA AVG G, Annona (Corn-harvest) standing front, head left, holding two corn-ears and cornucopia, at her feet, modius filled with corn-ear.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:19,5-22mm, weight:3,95g, axis:0h,
mint: Rome, date:245-247A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-028c, p-, RSC 25, Sear 2553,
Q-001
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077 - Severus Alexander denarius - RIC 13348 viewsObv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the rear
Rev: ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left holding cornucopia, grain ears, modius at her feet
Minted in Rome. A.D. 222-228
Reference: RIC 133, RSC 23
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0796 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Annona standing21 viewsReference.
RIC 796

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP.
Bare head right.

Rev. ANNONA AVG, in field S C.
Annona standing left, holding corn-ears over modius and rudder resting on ship, right.

11.32 gr.
27.00 mm
6h
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0798 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Modius19 viewsReference.
RIC 798

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from back

Rev. ANNONA AVG SC.
Modius with corn-ears and poppy.

11.25 gr.
26.00 mm
6h
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098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE as - struck 103-111 AD49 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PMTRP COS II PP (laureate head right)
rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI (Annona standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopiae; modius with grain ears and prow at her feet), S-C in field
ref: RIC II 492, C.470(3frcs)
11.63gms, 26mm
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104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-0611 (Estiot), RIC V-I Not in RIC, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, ANNONA AVG, -/I//--, Annona standing left,151 views104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-0611 (Estiot), RIC V-I Not in RIC, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, ANNONA AVG, -/I//--, Annona standing left,
avers:- IMP-CLAVDIVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from rear, (D2).
revers:- ANNONA-AVG, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand, at feet to left, modius, "I" in right field, (Annona 1).
exerg: -/I//--, diameter: 20-21mm, weight: 2,45g, axes: 5h,
mint: Siscia, iss-2 Phase 2, off-1, date: 268-69. A.D., ref: T-0611 (Estiot), RIC V-I Not in RIC, Normanby 1062,
Q-001
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3610, RIC V-I ???, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, ANNONA AVGVSTI, -/-//T, Bust-D1, Annona standing left, #164 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3610, RIC V-I ???, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, ANNONA AVGVSTI, -/-//T, Bust-D1, Annona standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-CLA-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, (D1).
revers:- ANNONA-AVGVSTI, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand, at feet to left, modius, (Annona-1).
exerg: -/-//T, diameter: 21-22,5mm, weight: 3,82g, axes: 5h,
mint: Siscia, issue-1., off-3., date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-???, T-(Estiot)-3610, C-,
Q-001
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114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 447A, Ticinum, -/-//VIXXI, PROVIDENT AVG G, Annona standing left, #1147 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 447A, Ticinum, -/-//VIXXI, PROVIDENT AVG G, Annona standing left, #1
avers: IMP NVMERIANVS P F AVG, Radiate and draped bust right.
reverse: PROVIDENT AVG G, Annona standing left holding corn ears, over modius at feet left, and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//VIXXI, diameter: 20,0-22,0mm, weight: 3,68g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 4th. em., date: 283 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 447A,
Q-001
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114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 447A, Ticinum, -/-//VXXI, PROVIDENT AVG G, Annona standing left, #1121 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 447A, Ticinum, -/-//VXXI, PROVIDENT AVG G, Annona standing left, #1
avers: IMP NVMERIANVS P F AVG, Radiate and draped bust right.
reverse: PROVIDENT AVG G, Annona standing left holding corn ears, over modius at feet left, and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//VXXI, diameter: 20,5-22,3mm, weight: 4,17g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 4th. em., date: 283 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 447A,
Q-001
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137-161 AD - Antoninus Pius - RIC III 969 var - TR POT XX COS IIII S C67 viewsEmperor: Antoninus Pius (r. 137-161 AD)
Date: 156-157 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Dupondis

Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II
Emperor Antoninus Pius Father of the Country Second Imperatorial Acclamation
Bust left; radiate

Reverse: TR POT XX COS IIII S C
Tribune Twentieth Term Consul Fourth Term; Minted by Senatorial Decree
Annona standing right, foot on prow, holding rudder on globe and modius.

Rome mint
Strack, Antoninus Pius 1128; var. RIC III 969
11.63g; 24.6mm; 15
Pep
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13839 viewsAntoninus Pius 138-61 AD
AE sestertius
Obv "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III"
Laureate bust right
Rev "ANNONA AVG SC"
Annona standing right holding corn ears, prow to right
Rome mint
RIC 597a
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE sestertius - struck 157-158 AD45 viewsobv: ANTONINVS.AVG.PIVS.PP.IMP.II (laureate head right)
rev: TR.POT.XXI.COS.IIII / S.C. (Annona standing left with corn ears over modius & rudder on prow)
ref: RIC III 981, C.-
22.13gms, 31mm, brass
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15 Antoninus Pius RIC 17533 viewsAntoninus Pius 138-161 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 144-148 AD. (3.45g, 18.53g) Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P F TR P XII, Laureate head right. Rev: COS IIII, Annona standing facing, head left, with grain-ears over modius & anchor.
RIC 175; RSC 284

Ex: Tyche Numismatics
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150 Antoninus Pius44 viewsAntoninus Pius AE As . 155-156 AD. IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right / TR POT XIIII COS IIII S-C, ANNONA AVG in ex. Annona seated left, holding corn ears & cornucopiae, modius to left. Cohen 49. RIC 880

25 mm

In 155 A.D.
"Emperor Antoninus Pius starts a new war against the Parthians who are led by Vologases IV. The war is brief and results in an inconclusive peace.
Rome states that while it will not be recognized as an official religion, Judaism must be tolerated.
To restore peace between the Jews and Romans, Antoninus relegalizes circumcision.
The Romans begin to abandon Hadrian's Wall."
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150 Antoninus Pius85 viewsAntoninus Pius AR Denarius. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right / TR POT XIX COS IIII, Annona standing left with corn ears & modius set on prow. RSC 983 RIC 249
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160 Marcus Aurelius84 viewsMarcus Aurelius AE Dupondius. 175 AD. M ANTONINVS AVG GERM TR P XXIX, radiate head right, seen from behind / IMP VII COS III S-C, Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius containing two grain ears & poppy, & cornucopiae. Cohen 334v. RIC 1134v Randygeki(h2)
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 177 AD50 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TRP XXXI (laureate head right)
rev: IM[P VIIII COS III PP] (Annona standing left, between modius & ship, holding corn-ears & cornucopiae), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1218, C.374
21.73gms, 28mm,
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169 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Abundantia/Annona standing20 viewsReference.
Strack 165; RIC 169d; C. 381

Obv. HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS
laureate bust r., drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. COS III
Abundantia standing l., foot on modius, holding cornucopiae and hook.

3.45 gr
19 mm
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170 Hadrian Denarius Roma 124-28 AD Abundantia/Annona21 viewsReference.
Strack 166var. ; RIC 170; BMC 385

Obv. HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rev. CO_S-III
Abundantia seated left, hook in right hand, cornucopiae in left, filled modius at feet to left.

3.42 gr
20 mm
okidoki
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171 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Abundantia/Annona29 viewsReference.
Strack 166; RIC 171d c-379

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
laureate head right, draped left shoulder.

Rev. CO-S. III
Abundantia seated left holding hook and cornucopiae, right foot on modius, globe in exergue.

3.25 gr
18.5 mm
okidoki
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171 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Abundantia/Annona23 viewsReference.
Strack 166; RIC 171d c-379

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right

Rev. COS III
Abundantia seated left holding hook and cornucopiae, right foot on modius, globe in exergue.

3.10 gr
19 mm
6h

Note.
FORVM coin
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AE sestertius - struck 181-182 AD29 viewsobv: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG (laureate head right)
rev: TRP VII IMP IIII COS III PP / S.C. (Annona standing left, holding statuette over modius containing five grain ears, & cornucopiae; stern of ship, decorated with figure of Victory & containing two figures, behind)
ref: RIC III 325a, C.836
22.32gms, 28mm

The Annona holding figure holds patera and sceptre and is probably meant for Concordia (RIC III pp 405).
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193b14 viewsSeptimius Severus 193-211 AD
AR denarius
Obv "L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X"
Laureate bust right
Rev "ANNONAE AVGG"
Annona standing left, foot on prow
Rome mint
RIC 107
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1bg Aelius29 viewsCaesar, 136-138

As

Bare head, right, AELIVS CAESAR
Pannonia standing and holding a standard, PANNONIA SC

RIC 1071

According to the Historia Augusta (note: scholars view this biography in the text as among those particularly suspect regarding veracity): Aelius Verus was adopted by Hadrian at the time when, as we have previously said, the Emperor's health was beginning to fail and he was forced to take thought for the succession. He was at once made praetor and appointed military and civil governor of the provinces of Pannonia ; afterwards he was created [in AD 136] consul, and then, because he had been chosen to succeed to the imperial power, he was named for a second consulship. . . . [I]n the province to which he had been appointed he was by no means a failure ; for he carried on a campaign with
success, or rather, with good fortune, and achieved the reputation, if not of a pre-eminent, at least of an
average, commander.

Verus had, however, such wretched health that Hadrian immediately regretted the adoption, and since he often considered others as possible successors, he might have removed him altogether from the imperial family had Verus chanced to live longer. . . .

Verus was a man of joyous life and well versed in letters, and he was endeared to Hadrian, as the malicious say, rather by his beauty than by his character. In the palace his stay was but a short one; in his private life, though there was little to be commended, yet there was little to be blamed. Furthermore, he was considerate of his family, well-dressed, elegant in appearance, a man of regal beauty, with a countenance that commanded respect, a speaker of unusual eloquence, deft at writing verse, and, moreover, not altogether a failure in public life.

This sad little flan looks a bit tubercular, like the subject of the portrait.
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200 Severus Alexander55 viewsSeverus Alexander

denarius.

IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate head right with slight
drapery on left shoulder.
PROVIDENTIA AVG, Annona standing left by modius, holding
corn-ears and cornucopiae.

RIC 250; RSC 501c; BMC 875
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2448 viewsPhilip I 244-9 AD
AE sestertius
Obv "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "ANNONA AVGG SC"
Annona standing left holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia
Rome mint
RIC 168a
mauseus
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26 Severus Alexander RIC 250113 viewsSeverus Alexander 222-235 A.D. Rome Mint. 231-235 A.D. (3,3 gr, 20 mm) Obv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate head right with slight drapery on left shoulder. Rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Annona standing left by modius, holding
corn-ears and cornucopiae.
RIC 250; RSC 501c; BMC 875; Sears 7922

Ex: Private collection

The legend 'Providentia' relates to the emperor's foresight
in providing for Rome's annual grain supply
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268-270 AD - Claudius Gothicus - RIC V 018 - ANNONA AVG33 viewsEmperor: Claudius Gothicus (r. 268-270 AD)
Date: 268-270 AD
Condition: aFine
Denomination: Antoninianus

Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG
Imperator Caesar Claudius Emperor
Bust right; radiate and cuirassed

Reverse: ANNONA AVG
The Emperor provides wheat.
Annona standing left, foot on prow, holding ears of corn and cornucopiae.

Rome mint
RIC V Claudius Gothicus 18; VM 5
2.52g; 21.6mm; 0
Pep
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28-10 - ADRIANO (117 - 138 D.C.)17 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 3.65 gr.

Anv: "HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ANNONA AVG" - Modio, espigas de cebada y una amapola al centro.

Acuada 134 - 138 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #230 Pag.367 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #3461 var. Pag 143 - Cohen Vol.II #172 Pag.118 - RSC Vpl.II #172 Pag.114 - St. Vol. II #227 - BMCRE III #595 - Hill #574
mdelvalle
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31-05 - ANTONINO PIO ( 138 - 161 D.C.)45 viewsAR Denario 18 x 16 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XV" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "COS IIII" - Annona (La abundancia) de pi a izquierda, sosteniendo espiga de maiz con mano derecha y apoyando su mano izquierda sobre un modius lleno de espigas que descansa sobre la proa de una galera.

Acuada 151 - 152 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #204 Pag.51 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #4068 var Pag.211 - BMCRE #765 nota - Cohen Vol.II #288 Pag.299 - RSC Vol.II #288 Pag.174 - DVM #18/15 Pag.135 - St. Vol.III #242
mdelvalle
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31-05 - ANTONINO PIO ( 138 - 161 D.C.)14 viewsAR Denario 18 x 16 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XV" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "COS IIII" - Annona (La abundancia) de pi a izquierda, sosteniendo espiga de maiz con mano derecha y apoyando su mano izquierda sobre un modius lleno de espigas que descansa sobre la proa de una galera.

Acuada 151 - 152 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #204 Pag.51 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #4068 var Pag.211 - BMCRE #765/6 Pag.111 (nota) - Cohen Vol.II #288 Pag.299 - RSC Vol.II #288 Pag.174 - DVM #18/15 Pag.135 - St. Vol.III #242
mdelvalle
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31-05a - ANTONINO PIO (138 - 161 D.C)17 viewsFALSIFICACIN ANCIANA
Denario Forrado 19x17 mm 2.6 gr.

Anv: "ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P IMP II Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "TR POT XX COS IIII" Annona (La abundancia) sentada en un trono a la derecha, portando cornucopia con ambas manos. A sus pies a la derecha un modius.

Acuada: 156 - 157 D.C.
Ceca: No Oficial ?

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #262 Pag.57 - DVM #54/5 Pag.137 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #4124 (var. en la leyenda del rev,) Pag.216 BMCRE IV #878/80 Pag.129 RSC Vol. II #1021 Pag.187 - Cohen Vol.II #1021 Pag.368 Strack Vol.III #311
mdelvalle
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31-05a – ANTONINO PIO (138 – 161 D.C)47 viewsFALSIFICACIN ANCIANA
Denario Forrado 19x17 mm 2.6 gr.

Anv: "ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P IMP II Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "TR POT XX COS IIII" Annona (La abundancia) sentada en un trono a la derecha, portando cornucopia con ambas manos. A sus pies a la derecha un modius.

Acuada: 156 - 157 D.C.
Ceca: No Oficial ?

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #262 Pag.57 - DVM #54/5 Pag.137 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #4124 (var. en la leyenda del rev,) Pag.216 BMCRE Vol.4 #878 RSC Vol. II #1021 Pag.187 - Cohen Vol.II #1021 Pag.368 Strack Vol.III #311
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31-14 - ANTONINO PIO (138 - 161 D.C.)29 viewsAE AS 25 mm 10.5 gr.

Anv: "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "TR POT XIX COS IIII - S C" - Annona (La abundancia) sentada a derecha, sosteniendo una cornucopia (cuerno de la abundancia) sobre su regazo con ambas manos. A sus pis a la derecha un Modius.

Acuada 155 - 156 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #956 Pag.144 - Cohen Vol.II #986 Pag.365
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31-18 - ANTONINO PIO (138 - 161 D.C.)10 viewsAE AS 26 mm 12.2 gr.

Anv: "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII" - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ANNONA AVG COS IIII - S C" - Annona (La abundancia) estante de frente, viendo a derecha, portando una rama en mano izquierda, descansando su mano derecha en un Modio sobre una base y canasta de Frutas a sus pis a la derecha.

Acuada 153 - 154 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #921 Pag.141 - Cohen Vol.II #45 Pag.274 - Sear RCV II #4294 Pag.236 - BMCRE IV #1951 Pag.326
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31-22 - ANTONINO PIO (138 - 161 D.C.)7 viewsAE AS 25 mm 10.5 gr.

Anv: "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "TR POT XIX COS IIII - S C" - Annona (La abundancia) sentada a derecha, sosteniendo una cornucopia (cuerno de la abundancia) sobre su regazo con ambas manos. A sus pis a la derecha un Modius.

Acuada 155 - 156 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #956 Pag.144 - Cohen Vol.II #986 Pag.365
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338 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Abundantia/Annona25 viewsReference.
Strack 206 var.(with globe); RIC 338; BMCRE 488; RSC 380a

Obv. HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right.

Rev. COS III
Abundantia seated left, holding a hook and cornucopia; at feet, a modius with corn-ears around it.

3.15 gr
18 mm
6h
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54-68 AD - NERO AE sestertius - struck 66 AD58 viewsobv: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P (laureate head right, aegis on bust)
rev: ANNONA AVGVSTI CERES / S.C. (Ceres seated left with grain-ears & torch, facing Annona standing right with cornucopiae; between them, ship's stern and modius set on altar.)
ref: RIC I 137, BMCRE 127, C.16 (8frcs)
mint: Rome
27.51gms, 34mm orichalcum
Rare

Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, holds her usual attributes, grain and the torch with which she searches for her daughter, Proserpina, held captive in the Underworld for the winter months. Annona, the personification of the grain harvest,
holds a cornucopia, symbol of agricultural abundance; this is her first appearance on a coin. On the altar is a modius, a grain measure, and in the background a ship's stern, references to the transport of the grain.
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549 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 118 AD Annona standing57 viewsReference.
RIC 549; C 184; Strack 513; Banti 102; BMC 1125

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. PONT MAX - TR POT COS II in ex. ANNONA AVG in field, S - C
Annona standing r., holding cornucopiae in front of her, modius and corn-ears and high prow of ship.

20.56 gr
31.2 mm
6h

Note.
In ancient Rome, the Romans used the term Cura Annonae ("care for the grain supply"), in honour of their goddess Annona and the grain dole was distributed from the Temple of Ceres.
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55. Severus Alexander.15 viewsDenarius, ca 229 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Reverse: ANNONA AVG / Annona standing, holding modius and rudder placed on globe.
2.99 gm., 19 mm.
RIC #190; Sear #7860.
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560 Hadrian Dupondius Roma 118 AD Annona standing48 viewsReference.
RIC 560b

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Bust of Hadrian, radiate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS DES III in field S C in Ex Annona Avg
Annona, draped, standing right, holding cornucopiae in left hand and resting right hand on hip; modius, corn-ears, and prow front.

11.61 gr
27 mm
6h
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7. Carcalla Denarius, Annona71 viewsEF, 0, Rome Mint, 212 AD
O: ANTONINUS PIUS AUG BRIT, bust r.
R: PM TRP XV COS III PP, Annona seated l., holding cornucopia and corn, modius at feet
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70-05 - FILIPO I "El Arabe" (244 - 249 D.C.)13 viewsAntoniniano 22 mm 4.4 gr.

Anv: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ANNONA AVGG" - Annona (La Abundacia) de pi a izquierda, portando un racimo de espigas de maiz en mano de brazo derecho extendido y Cornucopia en izquierda. A sus pis un Modius.

Acuada 5ta. Emisin 246D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.5ta.)

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte III #28c Pag.71 - Sear RCTV Vol.III #8922 Pag.150 - Cohen Vol.V #25 Pag.97 - RSC Vol. IV #25 Pag.12 - DVM #5 Pag.226 - Hunter #22
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70-06 - FILIPO I "El Arabe" (244 - 249 D.C.)32 viewsAntoniniano 22 x 20 mm 2.8 gr.

Anv: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ANNONA AVGG" - Annona (La Abundacia) de pi a izquierda, portando un racimo de espigas de maiz en mano de brazo derecho extendido y Cornucopia en izquierda. A sus pis un Modius.

Acuada 5ta. Emisin 246D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.5ta.)

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte III #28c Pag.71 - Sear RCTV Vol.III #8922 - Cohen Vol.V #25 Pag.97 - RSC Vol. IV #25 Pag.12 - DVM #5 Pag.226
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70-06 - FILIPO I "El Arabe" (244 - 249 D.C.)16 viewsAntoniniano 22 mm 3.1 gr.

Anv: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ANNONA AVGG" - Annona (La Abundacia) de pi a izquierda, portando un racimo de espigas de maiz en mano de brazo derecho extendido y Cornucopia en izquierda. A sus pis un Modius.

Acuada 5ta. Emisin 246D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.5ta.)

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte III #28c Pag.71 - Sear RCTV Vol.III #8922 Pag.150 - Cohen Vol.V #25 Pag.97 - RSC Vol. IV #25 Pag.12 - DVM #5 Pag.226 - Hunter #22
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706 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 132-34 AD Galley left57 viewsReference
RIC 706; Strack 837; C. 657; Banti 337

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right.

Rev. FELICITATI AVG COS III P P S-C in field
Galley moving left with stearman and five rowers; vexillum on prow.

23.61 gr
31 mm
12h

Ex.
Stack's Bowers Galleries January 2013 N.Y.I.N.C. lot 5210

Note.
An acrostolium is an ornamental extension of the stem post on the prow of an ancient warship. Often used as a symbol of victory or of power at sea. (numiswiki)
1st-4th Century AD:
The Ship in Imperial Rome

Realizing its importance, Augustus established the Roman navy along lines similar to that of the legions. In addition to a number of key harbors, from which ships could be deployed, he stationed several fleets (Latin classes) in key areas throughout the empire. Among these, the classis Britannica patrolled the channel between Gaul and Britannia, protecting the shipping lanes. Its strategic regional importance is commemorated in the coinage of several of the period usurpers from the area. M. Aurelius Postumus was the first to do so (lots 676-679). His bronze ship issues carry the legend LAETITIA AVG, emphasizing the source of imperial well-being resides in a strong navy. The usurper M. Aurelius Carausius, commander of the classis Britannica under Diocletian, struck coins commemorating, in part, his control of that fleet and its abilities in keeping the sea lanes open (lot 680). His short-lived successor, Allectus, continued the type (lots 681-684).

One important function of the navy was the transportation of the imperial family on state visits. From the time of Augustus, vessels were dispatched to carry the emperor between the capital and the provinces. One such instance is commemorated in a rare bronze as, struck at Patrae in AD 66/7 (lot 609). The reverse depicts the quinquereme used to carry Nero on his infamous tour of Greece. Hadrians extensive travels were recorded with a wide variety of ship types struck at Rome (lots 610-622), and in the East (lot 623). An inscription from Ephesus (Syll. III 3241), records that a local captain, L. Erastus, used his ship to transport the emperor while he was in that area. A coin struck at Alexandria (lot 624) is of particular importance for, in the same year as the coin was struck Antinos drowned as the imperial party was sailing up the Nile. Hadrians successors continued to travel, now to shore up border conflicts or prepare for one of the periodic wars with Persia (lots 625-627; 631-675). By the middle of the third century AD local issues, rather than those minted at the imperial capital, recorded these events, a sign that the center of power was drifting away from Rome itself.

Warships were not the exclusive vessel of the Roman navy. Providing the empire with an uninterrupted supply of grain, as well as other necessary supplies, necessitated the construction of ship for such a purpose. Unlike the warship, which required speed and strength for ramming, the merchantman (Greek nau~ stroggulh; Latin navis oneraria) was of broader beam. Many of these vessels, like the ponto or more common actuaria resembled the shape of a trireme and could be powered by both oars and sails. Since ships of this type were used to transport vital commodities such as wine and grain, they, like the large ponto, are often those shown on coins from the Black Sea (lots 655 and 664-666). The great Roman merchantman, or corbita, often seen in part on imperial issues commemorating the annona, is more familiar (lots 607-608). Powered by two large sails, it featured a rear cabin in the shape of a swan and was the true workhorse of Roman merchant vessels; its type continued well into the Byzantine period.
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82-21 - GALIENO (253 - 268 D.C.)5 viewsAE Antoniniano 18 mm 2.2 gr.

Anv: "GALLIENVS AVG" - Cabeza radiada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ANNONA AVG" - Annona estante de frente, pi izq. en proa, viendo a der., portando timn/remo en mano izq. y espigas en der. "V" en campo izquierdo.

Acuada 261 - 262 D.C.
Ceca: 5to. Taller de Roma

Referencias: Gbl #495 - RIC Va #161 Pag.145 - Sear RCTV III #10173 Pag.287 - Cohen Vol.V #55 Pag.353 - DVM #16/1 Pag.244 - RSC Vol.IV #55e Pag.63 - Hunter p.lix
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968 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian with Roma and Senate33 viewsReference.
RIC 968; Banti 193; BMC 1364; C. 352; Hill 388; Strack 632

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head of Hadrian to right.

Rev. COS III / S C
Genius of the Senate, togate on the left, and Hadrian, togate on the right, holding a volumen, standing facing each other, clasping their right hands; behind them, Roma standing right, holding spear in her left hand and resting her right on the others' clasped hands.

25.00 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
The Romans often staged events in which the emperor was accompanied by actors dressed to personify symbolic personalities such as Annona, Liberalitas, Roma, et al. Here we see the emperor clasping the hand of the Senate in the presence of Roma, who stands behind them confirming their cooperative spirit by resting her hand on theirs.

This reverse type, representing "Concordia Senatus," likely commemorates the conferring of the title pater patriae upon Hadrian by the Senate in 128 AD.
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A104-02 - NUMERIANO (Mar.283 - Nov.284 D.C.)90 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 x 20 mm 3.5 gr.
Hijo menor de Caro, acuada como Co-augusto de su hermano mayor Carino

Anv: "IMP NVMERIANVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PROVIDENT AVGG" - Providentia de pi a izquierda portando dos espigas de maiz con la mano de su brazo derecho extendido sobre un Modius y cornucopia en izquierda. "VXXI" en exergo.
Representacin NO habitual de la Providentia con los atributos de la Annona o de la Abundantia.

Acuada 4ta.Emisin Ago.283 - Ene.284 D.C.
Ceca: Ticinum (Off.5ta.) - Pavia Italia
Rareza: C

Referencias: Vol.V Parte II #447 Pag.199 - Cohen Vol.VI #83 Pag.377 - DVM #17 Pag.264
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A104-02 - NUMERIANO (Mar.283 - Nov.284 D.C.)11 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 x 20 mm 3.5 gr.
Hijo menor de Caro, acuada como Co-augusto de su hermano mayor Carino

Anv: "IMP NVMERIANVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PROVIDENT AVGG" - Providentia de pi a izquierda portando dos espigas de maiz con la mano de su brazo derecho extendido sobre un Modius y cornucopia en izquierda. "VXXI" en exergo.
Representacin NO habitual de la Providentia con los atributos de la Annona o de la Abundantia.

Acuada 4ta.Emisin Ago.283 - Ene.284 D.C.
Ceca: Ticinum (Off.5ta.) - Pavia Italia

Referencias: RIC Vb #447 (C) P.199, Sear RCTV III #12253 P.504, Cohen VI #83 P.377, DVM #17 P.264, Hunter #36, Pink p.39 serie 4, Maravielle #1731, La Venra. IV/1283
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Alexander Severus5 viewsSilver denarius, RIC IV 188, RSC III 29a, BMCRE IV 674, SRCV II 7859, Hunter III -, aEF, both sides slightly off-center but broad flan so only the tops of a few letters off flan, some die wear, die break below bust, 3.168g, 19.3mm, 180o, Rome mint, 231 A.D.; obverse IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate head right, with neatly trimmed beard; reverse ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left, two heads of grain downward in right hand over modius overflowing with grain at feet left, grounded anchor in left hand;

ex Forum (2004)
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Alexander Severus - AE sestertius9 viewsRome
231-235 AD
laureate head right
IMP ALEXAN_DER PIVS AVG
Providentia or Annona standing front, head left, holding anchor and grain ears over modius
PROVIDENTIA AVG
S C
RIC IV 645, BMCRE V 815, Cohen 509, SRCV 8013
18,56g
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Alexander Severus - AR denarius25 viewsRome
226 AD
laureate, draped bust right
IMP C M AVR SEV_ALEXAND AVG
Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia
ANNO_NA AVG
RIC 133, RSC 23, BMC 341
2,8 g 19-18 mm
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Alexander Severus Silver Denarius 39 views59850. Silver denarius, SRCV II 7923, RIC IV 252, RSC III 508a, BMCRE VI 813, VF, scratches, 3.143g, 19.8mm, 0o, Rome mint, 231 - 235 A.D.;

obverse IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate bust right with drapery on left shoulder;

reverse PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia (or Annona) standing left, stalks of grain in right over modius, anchor in left

Annona with a modius and anchor suggests the arrival of grain by sea from the provinces, especially from Africa, and its distribution to the people. When Severus Alexander was away on his Persian and German campaigns (231-235) he continuously struck Annona types. With the legend PROVIDENTIA AVG, "The Foresight of the Emperor," he assured that, though he was away, he would be carefully monitoring Rome's grain supply!
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Annona436 viewsDenarius
Obv: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, Laureate head right
Rev: ANNONAE AVGG, Annona, standing left, right foot on prow, holding heads of grain (called corn ears in the UK) and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 198 - 202
References: RIC 501 (Common), RSC 21

Annona was the Goddess of the circling year and its harvest produce; Matron of commerce and the market place.
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ANNONA AVGG26 viewsPhilippus I. antoninianus
Rome mint
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ANNONA AVGG47 viewsTrebonianus Gallus antoninianus
Rome mint
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ANNONA AVGG32 viewsPhilippus I. antoninianus
Rome mint
Tibsi
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ANNONA AVGG18 viewsPhilippus I. antoninianus
Rome mint
Tibsi
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ANNONA AVGG22 viewsPhilippus I. antoninianus
Rome mint
short obverse legend with modius
very rare
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ANNONA AVGG, RIC 69 Rome9 viewsValerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D. Bronze antoninianus, RIC V 69, aVF, Rome mint, 3.073g, 19.0mm, 0o, 255 - 256 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left holding grain-ears over modius and cornucopia; unusual reverse type for the period. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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ANNONA AVGG, RIC V 18 Rome21 viewsClaudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D. Silvered antoninianus, RIC V 18, VF, Rome mint, 2.132g, 20.6mm, 180o, obverse IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left, holding stalks of grain and cornucopia, right foot on prow; uneven strike, tough guy portrait. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Annona Cld64 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEV_ALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped
Reverse: ANNONAAVGVSTI SC left and right, low in field
Annona draped standing front, head left, right hand holding wheat ears downwards and left cornucopiae, beside right foot, modius filled with wheat ears.
BMC 347-9 (unbroken Obverse legend), RIC 548
Weight, 22.93g; die axis, 12h.
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Annona Cld dup69 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped
Reverse: ANNONA_AVGVSTI SC left and right, very low in field
Annona draped standing front, head left, right hand holding wheat ears downwards and left cornucopiae, beside right foot, modius filled with wheat ears.
BMC 347-9, RIC 548
Weight, 22.80g; die axis, 12h.
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Annona Cldc53 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEV_ALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: ANNONA_AVGVSTI SC left and right low in field
Annona draped standing front, head left, right hand holding wheat ears downwards and left cornucopiae, beside right foot, modius filled with wheat ears.
BMC 346, RIC 548
Weight, 21.14g; die axis, 12h.
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Annona Cldc46 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: ANNONA_AVGVSTI SC left and right low in field
Annona draped standing front, head left, right hand holding wheat ears downwards and left cornucopiae, beside right foot, modius filled with wheat ears.
BMC 346 (broken obverse legend), RIC 548
Weight, 22.22g; die axis, 11h.
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Annona Cldc dup42 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEV_ALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: ANNONA_AVGVSTI SC left and right, very low in field
Annona draped standing front, head left, right hand holding wheat ears downwards and left cornucopiae, beside right foot, modius filled with wheat ears.
BMC 346, RIC 548
Weight, 19.57g; die axis, 12h.
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Annona Dlsd46 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: ANNONAAVGVSTI SC left and right, very low in field
Annona draped standing front, head left, right hand holding wheat ears downwards and left anchor, beside right foot, modius filled with wheat ears.
BMC 678-9, RIC 549
Weight, 22.00g; die axis, 1h.
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Antoninianus; ANNONA AVGG with galley; RIC 2912 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus. 4,7g, 22mm. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears over a galley at her feet left & cornucopia. RIC 29, RSC 32.
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Antoninianus; ANNONA AVGG, RIC 28c Rome11 viewsPhilip I, the Arab, First Half of 244 - End of September 249 A.D. Silver antoninianus, SRCV III 8922, RIC IV 28c, RSC IV 25, VF, Rome mint, 3.823g, 22.5mm, 0o, 244 - 247 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left holding stalks of grain over modius and cornucopia; struck with a worn reverse die. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Antoninianus; ANNONA AVGG, RIC 28c Rome10 viewsPhilip I, the Arab, First Half of 244 - End of September 249 A.D. Silver antoninianus, RIC IV 28c, RSC IV 25, F, Rome mint, 2.748g, 24.1mm, 180o, 244 - 247 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left, stalks of grain in right over modius overflowing with grain at feet, cornucopia in left. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Antoninius Pius Denarius 34 views Silver denarius, RIC III 175, RSC II 284, BMCRE IV 657, EF, Rome mint, 148 - 149 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate head right; reverse COS IIII, Annona standing left holding stalks of grain over modius left and anchor;1 commentsAdrian S
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Antoninus Pius32 viewsTitus Aurelius Fulvius Boionius Arrius Antoninus was born around 86 A.D. to a distinguished family. After a typical senatorial career he made a name for himself as proconsul of Asia. He was adopted as Emperor Hadrian`s heir in February 138 A.D. and succeeded soon after. His reign was long and peaceful, a Golden Age of tranquility and prosperity. He died in 161 A.D., leaving Marcus Aurelius as his successor.

Silver denarius, RIC 175, RSC 284, BMC 657, F, Rome mint, 2.669g, 17.7mm, 0o, 148 - 149 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate head right; reverse COS IIII, Annona standing left holding corn-ears over modius left and anchor; fire damaged, slightly wavy flan;
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Antoninus Pius26 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XVII, laureate head right / ANNONA AVG COS IIII S-C, Annona standing right holding modius on cippus and branch above a basket of fruit. mestreaudi
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Antoninus Pius30 viewsAntoninus Pius Denarius
19 mm 2.9 gm
O: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIII
Laureate head right
R: COS IIII
Annona standing facing, head left, with grain-ears over modius & anchor.
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Antoninus Pius4 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperial - The Principate

Antoninus Pius

Rome mint, 157 - 158 A.D.
Fine, obverse text partially off flan
17.0 mm / 2.991 g / 0

Obverse: "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II", laureate head right.
Reverse: "TR POT XXI COS IIII", Annona standing right with rudder and modius with corn ears, foot on prow to right.

RIC 275. RSC 1039.

MyID: 020B
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Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.)8 viewsSRCV ___, RIC III 244, Van Meter 18/15.
AR Denarius, 2.84 g., 18.20 mm. max., 180
Rome mint, 155-156 A.D.

Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P XIX, laureate head right.

Rev: COS IIII (=Consul Quartum/consul for the fourth time), Annona standing facing, head left, grain ears in right hand, left hand on modius at right on half-seen ship.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
Stkp
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Antoninus Pius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 5 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III - Laureate head right
ANNONA AVG, S-C - Annona standing right, holding two corn ears over modius with corn ears, and cornucopiae; prow to right.
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (140-144AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 21.73g / 30.20mm / 360
References:
RIC 597a
Cohen 34
Sear 4147
Acquisition/Sale: scalabitano Ebay

The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2
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Antoninus Pius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 4 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II - Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius right
TR POT XX COS IIII SC - Annona standing right holding modius of grain , rudder; foot on prow
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (156-157AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 21.80g / 29mm / 180
References:
RIC 964
C. 1017
Sear 4251
Acquisition/Sale: taterthecat Ebay
Notes: Oct 9, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2
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Antoninus Pius (RIC 175, Coin #181), 16 viewsRIC 175 (C), AR Denarius, Rome, 149 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PP TR P XII Laureate head right.
Rev: COS IIII Annona standing left holding corn ears over modus and rudder.
Size: 19.2mm 3.54gm
MaynardGee
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Antoninus Pius (RIC 249 ,Coin #89)17 viewsRIC 249 (C), AR Denarius, Rome, 156-158 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II Laureate head right.
Rev: TR POT XIX COS IIII Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow.
Size: 18.3mm 3.18gm
MaynardGee
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Antoninus Pius (RIC 675, Coin #97)14 viewsRIC 675 (C), AE AS, Rome, 140 - 144 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III Laureate head right.
Rev: ANNONA AVG S C Annona standing left, holding corn ears over modius and cornucopiae, prow at right.
Size: 29.5mm 11.34gm
MaynardGee
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Antoninus Pius (RIC 895, Coin #222), 24 viewsRIC 895, AE Dupondius, Rome, 151-152 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P Radiate bust right.
Rev: TR POT XV COS IIII Annona standing left holding corn ears and modius, to right a ship. SC in fields.
Size: 26.5mm 11.84gm
MaynardGee
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Antoninus Pius (RIC 993, Coin #165)17 viewsRIC 993 (C), AE Dupondius, Rome, 158 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS ACG PIVS P P IMP II Radiate head right.
Rev: TR POT XXI COS IIII SC Annona standing left holding corn ears over modus and rudder on a prow.
Size: 26.7mm 11.58gm
MaynardGee
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Antoninus Pius - AR denarius6 viewsRome
152-153 AD
laureate head right
ANTONINVS AVG P_IVS P P TR P XVI
Annona standing left, hand on modius, holding grain ears, modius situated on prow
COS__IIII
RIC III 221, RSC II 290, BMCRE IV 786

This reverse suggests the arrival of grain by sea from the provinces (especially from Africa) and its distribution to the people.
Johny SYSEL
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Antoninus Pius - denarius RIC 23137 viewsAntoninus Pius. Silver denarius, minted in Rome, 153-154 A.D.; 3.55g; obv. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, laureate head right; rev. COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow. RIC 231, RSC 291. Bartosz A
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Antoninus Pius - sestertius8 viewsANNONA AVG
Ric 597
antvwala
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Antoninus Pius 147-148 AD (ex forgers hoard, near Hadrian's Wall, Uk)34 viewsAntoninus Pius 147-148 AD (ex Forgers hoard, Uk).
Billion Denarius
AE, 2,4 gr, 17 mm
D/ ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, laureate head right
R/ COS IIII, Annona standing left holding corn ears & placing left hand on modius set upon prow of galley
RIC 163
Provenienza: ex Murray Woods collection, London ON, Canada (2012)
paolo
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Antoninus Pius Abuntantia31 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE As, 26.4mm, 9.4g, Rome RIC 675, not listed in SEAR
OBV: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP TR P COS III, laureate head right
REV: ANNONA AVG / S C, Abundantia standing right, holding corn-ears and cornucopiae; to left, modius with corn-ears; to right, prow of ship,
Romanorvm
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Antoninus Pius AE As., RIC 921 Rome15 viewsObverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XVII, laureate head right / ANNONA AVG COS IIII S-C.
Reverse: ANNONA AVG COS III, S-C. Annona standing right holding modius on cippus and branch above a basket of fruit.
RIC 921, sear5 #4294. 26.6 mm, 8.9g
NORMAN K
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Antoninus Pius Annona38 viewsAntoninus Pius AE As, 155-156 AD, RIC 956, Cohen 986, 24.41mm, 10.4g
OBV: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right
REV: TR POT XIX COS IIII, Annona seated right, modius at foot, holding cornucopiae with both hands, SC in ex.

SCARCE
Romanorvm
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Antoninus Pius Annona Denarius65 viewsAntoninus Pius, Silver denarius, RIC III 250, RSC II 985, Rome, 3.269g, 17.7mm, 180o,
155 - 156 AD
OBV: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right
REV: TR POT XIX COS IIII, Annona seated right, cornucopia in both hands, modius at feet

EX: Forvm Ancient Coins
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Antoninus Pius AR Denarius.41 viewsObv. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XII, laureate head right.
Rev. COS IIII, Annona standing left before modius filled with corn ears, holding two corn ears and anchor.
References: RIC 162; RSC 283.
3.06g, 17mm.
2 commentsCanaan
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Antoninus Pius As46 viewsObv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right

Rev: TR POT XIIII COS IIII S-C, ANNONA AVG in ex. Annona seated left, holding corn ears & cornucopiae, modius to left.

As Diameter 25mm, Die Axis 180
Rome AD 151-152

RIC 880
2 commentsRicky H
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Antoninus Pius As. RIC 880v.69 viewsRIC 880v. Antoninus Pius As.150-151 AD. IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right. / TR POT XIIII COS IIII S-C, ANNONA AVG in ex, Annona seated left, holding corn-ears over modius, and cornucopiae. This bust type is not listed in RIC or Strack for Annona reverse, but is known to be in use at the time of mintage. (Per Curtis Clay) Very rare coin.
WW example coin.
Coin #147
1 commentscars100
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Antoninus Pius Denarius23 viewsAntoninus Pius Denarius.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, laureate head right / COS IIII, Annona standing left before modius filled with corn ears, holding two corn ears & anchor.

RIC 162 , RSC 283.
Tanit
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Antoninus Pius Denarius 14 viewsAntoninus Pius Denarius - Annona Standing on the prow of a ship holding a rudderAdrian S
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Antoninus Pius denarius111 viewsAnnona reverse3 commentsmarandnumiz
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Antoninus Pius Denarius 155AD76 viewsObv. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVIII - Laureate head right
Rev. COS IIII - Annona standing left holding corn ears and placing left hand on modius set upon prow of galley
Mint Rome

Ref. RIC III, 239, BMCRE 810 var.; RSC 292

ANTONIUS AUGUSTUS PIUS PATER PATRIAE TRIBUNICIA POTESTAS XI
Antonius Augustus Pius, Father of the country, Tribune of the People for the eighteenth time
CONSUL IIII - Consul for the fourth time


-:Bacchus:-
Bacchus
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Antoninus Pius Denarius 157AD43 viewsOb. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right
Rev. TR POT XX COS IIII, Annona seated right, holding cornucopiae; modius at feet.

Ref. RSC 1021. RIC 262
weight 3g
Year 157AD


Annona is the personification of grain supply - very important to the people of Rome. She usually holds corn ears and a cornucopia and has a modius to hand (a measure of grain). Frequently a ship is seen with her indicating the transport of grain, generally from Egypt.

-:Bacchus:-
Bacchus
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Antoninus Pius Denarius Contemporary Imitation55 viewsAntoninus Pius Denarius. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, laureate head right / COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow. RSC 291. Great Portrait for imitation.tiberiusjulius
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Antoninus Pius Dupondius32 viewsAE Dupondius
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II ; rad. hd. r.
Rev: TR POT XX COS IIII S C ; Annona stg. r., holding rudder and cornucopiae and resting her foot on prow.
Cohen 1019
Tanit
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Antoninus Pius Orichalcum sestertius15 viewsRIC 597(a)

Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III - Laureate head right

Rev: ANNONA AVG - Annona standing slightly right, stalks of grain pointed downard in her right, cornucopia in left, modius at feet left, prow of galley right
BamaCS
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Antoninus Pius RIC III, 202b240 viewsAntoninus Pius 138-161
AR - Denar, 3.27g, 18.0mm
Rome AD 148-149
obv. IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP
head laureate r.
rev. TR POT XIIII COS IIII
Tranquillitas, draped, standing frontal, head r., holding rudder and corn-ears
in exergue: TRANQ
RIC III, 202b; C.825 (without PIVS, a slip); BMC 736
scarce; EF

TRANQUILLITAS, tranquillity, an abstraction personified for the first time on coins of Hadrian and Antoninus Pius. She is shown with the attributes which seem to hint at an association with the grain supply, a rudder and ears of grain, sometimes a modius or a prow, therefore related to ANNONA and SECURITAS, meaning the peaceful security of the Roman Empire.
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius42 views157-158 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II - Laureate head right.
Rev.: T R POT XXI COS IIII S-C - Annona standing r., left foot on prow, holding rudder and modisu on l. knee.
RIC 980.
Minos
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius11 viewsAntoninus Pius Sestertius .
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II Laureate head r.
Rev. TR POT XXI COS IIII, im Feld S-C, Annona standing r., holding rudder in r. hand and modius knee in l.; l. foot set on prow.

RIC 980.
Tanit
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius, Annona RIC 89184 views138-161 AD, Sestertius, Rome, 152-3 AD, 24.61g. BM-1891, C-50, RIC-891, Sear 4148. Obv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTO - NINVS AVG PIVS P P Head laureate r. Rv: ANNONA AVG TR POT XV COS IIIII S C Annona seated l. holding wheat ears over modius and cornucopia.2 commentsmattpat
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius, Rome, 165 - 167 AD44 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II
Laureate head right
TR POT XX COS IIII / S C
Annona standing right, foot on prow, holding rudder and modius
RIC 964, C 1017, BMC 2013
RIC also lists Laureate head right with drapery over left shoulder and Laureate, cuirassed bust right
whitetd49
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Antoninus Pius, 138 - 161 AD34 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XI, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.

Rev: COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears in right hand, over a modius, and an resting left hand on an anchor.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 147 - 148 AD

3.4 grams, 20 x 18 mm, 0

RIC III 162, RSC 283, S4067, VM 18/14
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Antoninus Pius, AD 138-1618 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AR denarius, 18mm, 3.2g, 6h; Rome mint, AD 148-149
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P XII; Laureate head right.
Annona standing left before modius filled with corn ears, holding two corn ears & anchor.
Rev.: COS IIII; Annona standing left before modius filled with corn ears, holding two corn ears and anchor.
Reference: RIC III 175, p. 47
John Anthony
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Antoninus Pius, AD 138-16110 viewsAR Denarius, 18mm, 3.3g, 6h; Rome mint, AD 156-157.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II; Laureate head right.
Rev.: TR POT XX COS IIII; Annona seated right, holding cornucopia; modius in front.
Reference: RIC III 262, p. 57 / 17-108-80
John Anthony
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Antoninus Pius, AE Dupondius, Annona, RIC III 8983 viewsAntoninus Pius
Augustus, 138 - 161 A.D.

Coin: AE Dupondius

Obverse: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, radiate bust facing right.
Reverse: TR POT XV - C-OS IIII, Annona, seated to the left, holding Wheat-ears over a Modius, to the left, with her right hand and a Corncopia with her left. S - C across the fields. ANNONA AVG in exergue.

Weight: 10.36 g, Diameter: 24.8 x 24.8 x 2.2 mm, Die axis: 190, Mint: Rome, struck between 151-152 A.D. Reference:
RIC III 898
Masis
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 597, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Annona)73 views Sestertius (29.84g, 31mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-44.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius facing right, wearing paludamentum.
Rev.: ANNONA AVG (around) S C (in field), Annona, standing right between modius and ship's prow, holding two corn ears and a cornucopiae.
RIC 597; BMCRE IV 1228; Cohen 34; Strack 821 (3 coll.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 19 (8 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4147
ex CNG,2010 (photo: CNG)
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 656, Dupondius of AD 140-14444 views Dupondius (14.5g, 16mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144
Obv.: ANTONINVS PIVS P P TR P COS III, radiate head right
Rev.: ANNONA AVG (around) S C (in field), Annona standing right, holding corn ears above modius and holding a cornucopiae; prow behind.
RIC 656, Cohen 36, BMCRE IV 1330, Strack 821 (3 collections: Berlin, B.M., Vienna)
ex D. Ruskin (Oxford, 2002)
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 840, Sestertius of AD 148 (Annona)47 views Sestertius (22.8g, 32mm), 12h), Rome minted struck AD 148.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, laureate head right
Rev.: ANNONA AVG around, COS IIII in ex., S C across field, Annona standing left, holding anchor and two corn ears above a modius filled with corn ears.
RIC 840; Cohen 39; BMCRE 1312; Strack 1011; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 22 (12 spec.).
ex Mike Vosper
1 commentsCharles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 840, Sestertius of AD 148 (Annona)21 views Sestertius (22.8g, 32mm), 12h), Rome minted struck AD 148.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR [P XI], laureate head right
Rev.: ANNONA AVG around, COS IIII in ex., S C across field, Annona standing left, holding anchor and two corn ears above a modius filled with corn ears.
RIC 840; Cohen 39; BMCRE 1312; Strack 1011; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 22 (12 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4147 var. (earlier issue).
ex Tom Cederlind (2001)
Wildwinds "plate coin" at RIC 840.1
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 854, Sestertius of AD 149 (Annona)32 views Sestertius (20.6g, 30mm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 149.
Obv.: ANTONINVS PIVS P P TR P XII., laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: ANNONA AVG (around) COS IIII (in ex.) S C (in field), Annona standing left, holding two corn ears above modius and resting her left hand on an anchor.
RIC 854; BMC 1822; Cohen 41; Strack 1020

This type refers to the corn supply being imported over sea to feed the population of Rome.
1 commentsCharles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 880, As of AD 150-151 (Annona)14 views As (10.4g, 27mm, 6h). Rome, AD 150-151.
Obv.: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: TR POT XIIII COS IIII around, ANNONA AVG in ex., S | C across field, Annona seated left, holding corn ears above modius filled with corn ears and holding cornucopiae in left hand.
RIC 880 (common); Cohen 49; Strack 1058
Ex Mike R. Vosper
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 891, Sestertius of AD 151-152 (Annona)37 views Sestertius (22.23, 30mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 151-152.
Obv.: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right.
Rev.: TR POT XV COS IIII (around), ANNONA AVG (in ex.), S C (in field), Annona seated left holding corn ears above modius and cornucopiae.
RIC 891; BMC 1891-94

The imperial title 'IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS PIVS', is only found in the period AD 151-152, the 15th anniversary of the reign. It reminds of the earliest title of Antoninus Pius: 'IMP T AEL CAES HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS' used in the first issue of ad 139.
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 891, Sestertius of AD 151-152 (Annona)39 views Sestertius (27,0g, 30mm, 6h). Rome, AD 151-152.
Obv.: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: TR POT XV COS IIII around, ANNONA AVG in ex., S | C, Annona seated left holding corn ears above modius and holding cornucopiae.
RIC 891 (common); BMCRE 1891; Cohen 50; Strack 1069; Banti 29 (34 spec.)
Double struck reverse.
Ex Jess Vico, S.A., auction 142, June, 2015.

2 commentsCharles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 921, As of AD 153-154 (Annona)9 views As (11.49g, 18mm, 6h). Rome, AD 153-154.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, laureate head right.
Rev.: ANNONA AVG COS IIII around, S | C, Annona standing right with branch, between modius with corn ears left and large basket with fruits right.
RIC 921 (C); BMC 1951; Cohen 45; Strack 1089.
Ex Knker, 1st e-Auction, 2008
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 964, Sestertius of AD 156-157 (Annona)50 views Sestertius (26.1, 32mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 156-157.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: TR POT XX COS IIII (around) S C (in field), Annona standing right, left foot on prow, holding a sceptre over a rudder and a modius on her left knee.
RIC 964; Cohen 1017
ex Lanz
1 commentsCharles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 175 ("C")23 viewsObverse: laureate head, right
Legend: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII

Reverse: Annona standing facing, head left, with grain-ears over modius and anchor.
Legend: COS IIII

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Antoninus Pius, RIC 239, 154 155 AD, Rome, Italy10 viewsHead of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right. Annona, draped, standing left, holding two corn-ears downwards in right hand and resting left on modius set on prow, right.

ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVIII
COS IIII
Antoninus Pius The Revered Emperor Father of the Country Tribune of the People for the 18th time.
Consul for the 4th time.
Jonathan N
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Antoninus Pius, RIC III-221 Rome34 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 152-153 A.D.
19mm, 2.70g
RIC III-221, RSCv.4-290

Obverse:
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI
Laureate head right

Reverse:
COS IIII
Annona standing left, holding corn ears and resting left hand on modius set on prow.
rubadub
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Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AR Denarius14 views Struck 154 AD.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, laureate head right / COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn
ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow. RIC III
231; BMCRE 809; RSC 291.RIC 231 Sear 4068
2.58gm
Britanikus
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Antoninus Pius. Sestertius. AE 31mm. 157-158 AD. 11 viewsAntoninus Pius AE Sestertius.

Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P (IMP II), laureate head right
Rev: T R POT XXI COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding rudder on prow & corn ears over modius; S-C across fields.
Ref. RIC 981
UK Find.
Lee S
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Antoninus Pius: ANNONA AVG12 viewsAntoninus Pius AR Denarius. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right / ANNONA AVG, modius with two corn ears and two poppies. RIC 62a, RSC 33d, BMC 180, Sear RCV II: 4050.Podiceps
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ANTONIUS PIUS Denarius RIC 249, Annona27 viewsOBV: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right
REV: TR POT XIX COS IIII, Annona standing left with corn ears & modius set on prow
3.1g, 17mm

Minted at Rome, 155-6 AD
Legatus
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AR Antoninianus, Philip the Arab 244-249 A.D., reverse21 viewsPhilip I AR Silver Antoninianus. Rome, 244-249 AD.
Reverse: ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left, holding corn-ear over galley at feet, & cornucopia.

RIC 29
RSC 32
SR 8923

The coin seems to be AU-UNC but has this weakly struck reverse, perhaps struck with a worn reverse die?
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Basse et moyenne Valle du Rhne - Allobroges, statre du type "Annonay"10 viewsStatre, or trs bas,
Av./ Tte gauche.
Rv./ Quadrige
Rfs :
Gabalor
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BCC RI516 viewsRoman Imperial
Philip I 244-249CE
AE Sestertius
Obv:IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev:ANNONA A[VGG] SC
Annona standing left with cornucopia, grain ears, modius .
27mm. 18.53gm. Axis:0
Sear 2491 RIC 168a
v-drome
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Burnt Hoard Coin 9 reverse71 viewsFemale standing left. There is an A or E to the right above her head. TRANQVILLITAS? AEQVITAS? ANNONA??otlichnik
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C. Minucius C.f. Augurinus - AR denarius6 viewsRome
134 BC
135 BC
helmeted head of Roma right
ROMA
X
Ionic column surmounted by statue; at base, two stalks of grain; on left, L. Minucius Augurinus standing right,
holding patera, foot on modius; on right, M. Minucius Faesus standing left, holding lituus.
CA_VG
Crawford 242/1, SRCV I 119, Sydenham 463, RSC I Minucia 3,
Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 50 BC
3,7g
ex Aurea Numismatika

Reverse depicts a commemorative bronze column - Columna Minucia which was erected in front of the gate, Porta Trigemina, in memory of L. Minucius Augurinus who as Praefectus Annonae supplied Rome with grain during famine in 439 BC. On the right there is Marcus Minucius Faestus who was elected Augur as the first plebeian in 300 BC.
Johny SYSEL
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Caracalla Denarius "Annona"20 viewsOBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT,
laureate head right.
REV: P M TR P XV COS III P P,
Annona seated left, holding stalks
of grain and cornucopia, modius at feet.

RIC IV 195, RS IIIC 205, BMCRE V 44
A.D. 212
3.4gm 19mm
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Caracalla denarius, unofficial25 viewsCaracalla, AD 211-217
AR Denarius - 19mm, 4.15g
unofficial mint, c. 212 AD
laureate bust r.
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Annona seated l., holding wheat ears over modius in r. hand, cornucopia in l.
P M TR P XV COS III P P
ancient imitation

"It is an ancient imitation, as style and composition show. That explains the hybrid titulature, GERM on obv. but only TR P XV on rev.

Rev. appears to be P M TR P XV COS III P P, Annona seated l., holding wheat ears over modius in r. hand, cornucopia in l. " - Curtis Clay
Ardatirion
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Claudius II RIC V-1 1818 viewsObv: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG
radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: ANNONA AVG
Annona standing left, foot on prow,
with corn ears and cornucopiae,
D in right field
19mm 2.7gm
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CLAUDIUS II (Gothicus)48 viewsAE antoninianus. Rome,268-269 AD. 2nd emission. 3,27 grs. Radiate,draped,and cuirassed bust right. IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG. / Annona standing left,right foot on prow,holding grain ears and cornucopiae. ANNONA AVG.
RIC V (i) :18. Cunetio 1964, Normanby 638.
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CLAUDIUS II (Gothicus) 82 viewsAE antoninianus. Rome 268-269 AD. 3,27 grs. Radiate,draped,and cuirassed bust right. IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG. / Annona standing left,right foot on prow,holding grain ears and cornucopiae. ANNONA AVG.
RIC 18. C 21.
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Claudius II Gothicus, Antoninianus, ANNONA AVG9 viewsAE Antoninianus
Claudius II Gothicus
Augustus: 268 - 270AD
Issued: 268 - 270AD
20.0mm
O: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: ANNONA AVG; Annona standing left, stepping on galley prow, holding grain and cornucopia.
Exergue: Δ, right field.
Rome Mint
Aorta: 218: B20, O11, R7, T5, M6.
RIC V-1, 19, radiate, cuirassed, Δ.
paydav 271776985665
2/22/15 3/6/17
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Claudius II Gothicus, Roma mint, R/ ANNONA AVG (Braithwell hoard)43 viewsClaudio II il Gotico (268-270 d.C.), antoniniano, zecca di Roma
, 3.07gr., 24,0 mm; B (F-)
D/ IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, busto radiato e drappeggiato a dx
R/ ANNONA AVG, Annona stante a sx, piede su una prora, cereali alle orecchie e cornucopia
RIC 18; Cohen 21, Braithwell Report #75 (questa moneta)
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (19 aprile 2008, numero catalogo 44), ex Antony Wilson collection (Yorkcoins, London-New York, 2007), ex CNG auction 176 (London, 2007, nel lotto 338), ex Braithwell hoard (Braithwell, South Yorkshire Uk, 2002).
paolo
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Commodus (177-192 A.D.), denarius, D/COMM ANT AVG P BRIT14 viewsCommodus, denarius (184-185 A.D.), Rome mint,
AR, 3.264 gr, 17.7 mm, 180 F
D/ COMM ANT AVG P BRIT, laureate head right
R/ ANN P M TR P VIIII IMP VII COS IIII P P, Annona standing left, statuette of Concordia holding patera and scepter in right, cornucopia in left, at feet left modius, right two persons on ship
RIC III 95, RSC II 17, BMCRE IV 144
Provenienza: FAC (october 2012)
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Commodus (RIC 339, Coin #315)18 viewsRIC 339 (C), AE AS, Rome, 182 AD.
Obv: M ANTONINVS COMMODVS AVG Laureate head right.
Rev: ANN AVG TR P VII IMP IIII COS III P P Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius & cornucopiae. S C in fields.
Size: 27.4mm 11.06gm
MaynardGee
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Commodus - sestertius38 viewsM. COMMODVS ANTO NINVS AVG. PIVS , laureate and draped bust right
ANNO. AVG. TR.P. VIIII IMP. VII COS. IIII P.P. / S C , Annona standing left holding statuette and cornucopiae, at her feet modius with corn-ears, behind her the rear-part of a ship with sailors.
Ginolerhino
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Commodus - sestertius53 viewsMCOMMODVS ANTONINVSAVG
TRP VIII IMP IIII COS III P P / S C - Annona standing left, holding statue of Concordia and cornucopia; modius to left with 5 grain ears, stern to right with 2 figures on deck and Victory on side.
181-182 AD
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Commodus Annona RIC 307a23 viewsCommodus, Sestertius, Rome, 181 - 82 AD, 19.9g, SEAr 5, 5731, Cohen 4, RIC 307a
OBV: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG, laureate bust right
REV: ANN AVG TR P VI IMP IIII COS III PP SC, Annona standing right,
holding corn ears and cornucopiae, modius left
Romanorvm
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Commodus Sestertius33 viewsCommodus Sestertius. Struck 181-182 AD.
Laureate head right, seen from behind / Annona standing left, holding statuette over modius containing five grain ears, & cornucopiae; stern of ship, decorated with figure of Victory & containing two figures, behind.

RIC III 325a; MIR 18, 541-6/30; cf. Cohen 836.
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Commodus Sestertius71 viewsRIC III 307b Rome, C 4
20.87 g, 31 mm
181 AD.
M ANTONINVS COMMODVS AVG, laureate head right
ANN AVG TR P VI IMP IIII COS III P P S C, Annona standing, head left, with corn ears over patera & cornucopiae

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Commodus sestertius with the Annona reverse43 viewsCommodus. Sestertius. Roma mint. 183 AD.
19.67 grs and 27 mm.
Observe : M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG PIVS. Laureate bust right.
Reverse : ANNO AVG TRP VIII IMP VI COS IIII PP and SC. Annona standing left, holding Victory in hand and a cornucopia. In front a modius with grains. Behind, a galley with two or three sailors.
RIC 377 var. and Cohen 14 var. (due to the reverse legend with ANNO).
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Denarius Alexander Severus / Denier Alexandre Severe ANNONA35 viewsAverse : IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG
Obverse : ANNONA AVG

RIC 188 ; C 29

2,83 gr
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Denarius; TR POT XIX COS IIII, Annona, RIC 2498 viewsAntoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D. Silver denarius, RIC III 249, RSC II 983, BMCRE IV 847, SRCV II 4123 var, VF, ragged flan, Rome mint, 2.853g, 19.1mm, 180o, 156 - 158 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right; reverse TR POT XIX COS IIII, Annona standing left, stalks of grain in right, left rests on modius set on a prow. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Denarius; TR POT XXI COS IIII, Annona, RIC 27410 viewsAntoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D. Silver denarius, RIC III 274, RSC II 1083, BMCRE IV 901, gVF, Rome mint, 3.498g, 17.8mm, 180o, 157 - 158 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right; reverse TR POT XXI COS IIII, Annona standing left holding heads of grain over modius at feet and rudder on prow; bright silver. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Diocletian, 285 AD, pre-reform Antoninianus35 viewsIMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
Bust radiate, draped, right
PROVIDENTIA AVG
Annona standing left, holding cornucopeia, modius at feet
C in right field, no exergue
RIC V Lugdunum 77
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Domitian Caesar / Titus Judaea Capta Sestertius Mule84 viewsDomitian Caesar / Titus Judaea Capta Sestertius Mule, 25.38 g. Rome mint, struck 80/81

O: [CAES DIVI] AVG VESP F DOMITIAN[VS COS VII] - RIC II 288-306 (Titus)
R: IVD CAP across fields; SC in field below; mourning Jewess to left of palm on pile of arms; Jew on right with hands bound, arms on ground. - Titus RIC 153 (Perhaps a die match); Hendin 1593b; Upcoming addenda Titus 287A.

The only known sestertius mule under Titus.

From the patina it was likely found in eastern Europe, perhaps Bulgaria, a rich find spot for a lot of the judaea sestertii.

What evidence points to RIC II 288 / 306?

As noted by Curtis Clay, "Obverse legends beginning CAESAR are rare, and so far only known with portrait laur. left, according to RIC 275-7. Legends beginning CAES are very much more common.

With the N of DOMITIAN placed before Domitian's mouth, too much space seems to remain for just COS VII. We almost need that added VS to fill out the space.

Flavian mules in gold or silver occur with some regularity, though they are all rare individually.

It's not surprising, however, that very few sestertius mules occurred.

1. Vespasian struck c. 90% of the sestertii of his reign in the single year 71. Mules were impossible, because he hadn't yet begun striking sestertii for Titus and Domitian!

2. Later, when sestertii were being struck for Titus and Domitian too, the rev. types were not usually personalized, for example by carrying on the imperial titulature of each emperor, but were general and could be shared among the emperors, for example S C Spes advancing, or PAX AVGVSTI S C. Virtually all of the rev. types were appropriate for all three emperors, so there could be no mules!

Under Titus the possibilities for mules increased, since more types were introduced that were apparently meant for just one of the two imperial brothers, for example:

Titus: the Judaea Capta types, ANNONA AVG without S C, FELICIT PVBLIC, PIETAS AVGVST (Titus and Dom. shaking hands), PROVIDENT AVGVST (Vesp. hands globe to Titus), S C (Roma hands Palladium to Titus on horseback)

Domitian: S C (Minerva fighting right)."
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Domitian RIC-36760 views Dupondius, 11.64g
Rome mint, 85 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P; Head of Domitian, radiate, bearded, r., with aegis
Rev: ANNONA AVG; S C in exergue; Annona, std r., holding open on lap by two ends bag full of corn-ears; in front of her stands a small figure, l., also holding two ends of bag, and in the background, stern of ship
RIC 367 (C). BMC 347. BNC 364.
Ex eBay, August 2019.

A most curious reverse type was struck for Domitian on his dupondii for a short period between 84-88. Here we see Annona seated holding open a bag(?) of corn-ears and a mysterious small figure standing before her holding the other end of the bag with a ship's stern in the background. Overall, the reverse likely alludes to Domitian's care of the corn supply, hinted at by the stern, here a symbol of the all important African grain ships. The small individual before Annona has variously been described as a 'boy', a 'child', or ambiguously as just a 'figure'. H. Mattingly has the most imaginative explanation in BMCRE II - 'Annona herself, the spirit of the corn-supply, and the ship, the symbol of the overseas corn, are familiar: but who is the small figure who stands before her? He is certainly no child, but only a man reduced to tiny proportions beside the goddess; and the fact that he is bare to the waist may suggest that he is an Italian farmer. If this interpretation is right, the type records a definite policy of Domitian to encourage the growing of corn in Italy.' Mattingly may be correct about the overall meaning, but I think the figure is indeed a child, symbolic of the emperor's care, through Annona's auspices, for his subjects.

Flatly struck on one side, but in fine style.
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Domitian. AD 81-96. Dupondius 21 viewsDomitian. AD 81-96. Dupondius (28mm, 11.64 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 86. Radiate bust right, wearing aegis / Annona seated right, holding on lap by two ends a bag full of grain ears; before her stands a small figure left, also holding two ends of bag; in background to right, ships stern left. RIC II 290a

Purchased from Littleton Coin Company Rare
Britanikus
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EB0438 Antoninus Pius / Annona6 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE Sestertius, 140-144 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev: ANNONA AVG S-C. Annona standing right, holding cornupiae and two grain-ears over modius, prow at right.
References: RIC 597.
Diameter: 31.5mm, Weight: 27.35 grams.
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EB0440 Antoninus Pius / Annona standing left7 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE Dupondius, 157-158 AD
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II, radiate head right.
Rev: TR POT XXI COS IIII, S-C, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears over modius and rudder on prow.
References: RIC III 993.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 11.118 grams.
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EB0442 Antoninus Pius / Annona COS IIII6 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE As, 153-154 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XVII, laureate head right.
Rev: ANNONA AVG COS IIII S-C, Annona standing front, looking right, between a modius containing corn-ears and poppies on an altar or cippus to left and a basket of fruit to right, holding branch in left hand.
References: RIC 921; BMCRE 1952; Cohen 45.
Diameter: 28.6mm, Weight: 10.481 grams.
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EB0505 Severus Alexander / Annona7 viewsSeverus Alexander, AE Sestertius, 222 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANNONA AVGVSTI, S-C across fields, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears over modius and cornucopiae in left hand.
References: RIC IV 548; Cohen 35; Sear 7962.
Diameter: 31mm, Weight: 21.085 grams.
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Elagabalus13 viewsAnnona

Annona (from Latin annus, year), in Roman mythology, is the personification of the produce of the year. She is represented in works of art, often together with Ceres, with a cornucopia (horn of plenty) in her arm, and a ship's prow in the background, indicating the transport of grain over the sea.

She frequently occurs on coins of the empire, standing between a modius (corn-measure) and the prow of a galley, with ears of corn in one hand and a cornucopia in the other; sometimes she holds a rudder or an anchor.

IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right / ANNONA AVGVSTI, Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius & rudder attached to globe. RSC 13. RIC 59
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Elagabalus, Markianopolis, Abundantia, AE2733 viewslegate Julius Antonius Seleucus
8.9 g
obv.: laureate and draped bust right
rev.: Abundantia or Annona, standing left, holding corn-ears and cornucopiae

AMNG 861

Thanks to Jochen for the attribution!
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Fides Militum53 viewsObv. IMP PROBVS PF AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right,
Rev. FIDES MILITVM, Fides facing left, holding to legionary standards, R{lightning}E in exergue,
Rome mint,
21mm, 3,92 gr.
RIC 169

Historia Augusta 10 and 20 "[10] cognito itaque quod imperaret Probus milites Florianum, qui quasi hereditarium arripuerat imperium, interemerunt, scientes neminem dignius posse imperare quam Probum. ita ei sine ulla molestia totius orbis imperium et militum et senatus iudicio delatum est. - [20]. cum per Illyricum iter faceret, a militibus suis per insidias interemptus est. causae occidendi eius haec fuerunt: primum quod numquam militem otiosum esse perpessus est, si quidem multa opera militari manu perfecit, dicens annonam gratuitam militem comedere non debere. his addidit dictum eis grave, si umquam eveniat, salutare rei publicae, brevi milites necessarios non futuros.

"[10] And so, when it was well known that Probus was emperor, the soldiers killed Florian, who had seized the imperial power as though an inheritance, for they knew well that no one could rule more worthily than Probus. Accordingly, without any effort of his, the rule of the whole world was conferred upon him by the voice of both army and senate. - [20]. While on the march through Illyricum he was treacherously killed by his soldiers. The causes of his murder were these: first of all, he never permitted a soldier to be idle, for he built many works by means of their labour, saying that a soldier should eat no bread that was not earned. To this he added another remark, hard for them, should it ever come true, but beneficial to the commonwealth, namely, that soon there would be no need of such soldiers."
Syltorian
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France. Monneron Confidence Token10 viewsAE/copper token; valued at 2 Sols; designed by Augustin Dupr and minted in 1791 (the first pieces leaving the mint on November 3, 1791) on the Watt steam presses of Matthew Boultons Soho Mint, Birminghan, England, for Frres Monneron; 18.28 gr. (minted at 27 to the pound), 32 mm., 180.

KM France TN23; Guilloteau.233l; Mazard153; Brandon 217c; Droulers.62; Bouchert 54/1; Hennin 342. Pl. 32.

Obv: France in the guise of Liberty seated, facing left, raising a spear surmounted by a Phrygian cap leaning on a tablet bearing the inscription DROITS / DE / L'HOMME / ARTIC. / V. (representing the Declaration of the Rights of Man), rooster on a pillar behind her, LIBERTE SOUS LA LOI (= Liberty Under the Law), L'AN III DE LA LIBERTE (= Year III/1791 of Liberty) in exergue.

Rev: MONNERON FRERES NEGOCIANS A PARIS (= Moneron Brothers, Merchats of Paris), MEDALLE / DE CONFIANCE / DE DEUX SOLS A / ECHANGER CONTRE / DES ASSIGNATS DE / 50L ET AU DESSUS / 1791 (= Medal of Confidence of Two Sols, to be Exchanged for Assignats of 50 Livres or Above, 1791).

Edge: ⁕ BON POUR BORD MARSEI ⁕. LYON ROUEN ⁕ NANT ET STRASB (= Good for Bordeaux, Marseilles, Lyon, Rouen, Nantes and Strasbourg).

Although the Bastille was stormed in 1789, the coinage of Louis XVI continued to be struck until 1792, with a new constitutional coinage in copper or bell-metal, silver and gold commencing in 1791. Thar coinage circulated alongside the ancien rgime pieces, but did little to alleviate the shortage of specie. A short-term solution was attempted by the introduction of the assignats, which were paper money backed by confiscated church properties and land. Produced in vast quantities, the assignats eventually depreciated to the point of worthlessness. The tokens of Frres Monneron were issued in response to this situation.

The Monneron brothers, Jean-Louis (1742-1805), Pierre-Antoine (1747-1811), and Joseph-Franois-Augustin (1756-1824), were the sons of a Huguenot lawyer from Annonay, who made his fortune by buying the rights to receive the gabelle (salt tax) for the town of Annonay. By 1791, Joseph-Franois-Augustin obtained the right to strike copper token coinage. Production began in late 1791. However, in March 1792, Frres Monneron went bankrupt and Pierre-Antoine fled. His Francois-Augustin resumed the business, but a law of enacted on May 3, 1792 prohibited the manufacture of private coins. These currencies of necessity circulated only until the end of 1793.

The tokens were designed by the greatest engraver of the revolutionary era, Augustin Dupr (1748-1833), who had made his name as a medalist, producing many medals commemorating the American Revolution before becoming the Engraver General of the French mints in 1791.
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GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 260-268 AD (sole reign)123 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: ANNONA AVG (Annona standing left, holding ears of corn and cornucopiae, modius at foot)
ref: RIC Vi 557, RSC 55
mint: Siscia
3.85gms, 21mm, silvered
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Gallienus- Annona38 viewsGallienus, August 253 - 24 March 268 A.D.

Obverse:
Radiate and cuirassed bust right;

GALLIENVS AVG

GALLIENVS: Gallienus
AVG: Augustus, emperor


Reverse:

ANNONA AVG, Provisions from the emperor

ANNONA : Provisions
AVG: Emperor

Annona standing left, holding ears of grain in right hand over modius at feet left and holding anchor right.



Domination: Silvered antoninianus, 20 mm


Mint: Rome. Rome mint. RIC 162.
Looks like a Q or a retrograde Q in exergue, Rare Lettering.
Cunetio 1058 (7 specimens in the Cunetio hoard) RIC 162, the object in her left hand is a rudder.
Neither Cunetio 1058 nor Gbl 488f seems to record a specimen with retrograde Q.
John S
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Hadrian25 viewsObv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP-Busto drapejado direita.

Rev: ANNONA AVG-SC-Annona parada esquerda segurando espigas de minho sobre altar e leme.

Ref: RIC II, 796a.

Des: Bronze 25mm.
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HADRIAN25 viewsAR denarius. 134-138 AD. 3,42 grs. Laureate head right. HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP. / Modius with four ears of corn and one poppy. ANNONA AVG.
RSC 170 a. RIC 230.
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HADRIAN46 viewsAR denarius. 134-138 AD. 3,42 grs. Laureate head right. HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP. / Modius with four ears of corn and one poppy. ANNONA AVG.
RSC 170 a. RIC 230.
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Hadrian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius3 viewsIMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG - Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder
PONT MAX TR POT COS III S-C ANNONA AVG in ex - Anonna standing left with cornucopiae, placing grain into modius; prow of ship behind.
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (119-121AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 26.00g / 33mm / 180
References:
RIC II, Hadrian 564
Acquisition/Sale: kapolowe Ebay $0.00 8/17
Notes: Jun 13, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2
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Hadrian AE As RIC 796 Rome22 viewsObverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head right, draped left shoulder.
Reverse: ANNONA AVG S-C, Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius and rudder.
Ric 797, Rome 26.09 mm., 9.9 g.
sold 2-2018
NORMAN K
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Hadrian As9 viewsHadrian AE As. 134-138 AD.
HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate bust right, draped far shoulder / ANNONA AVG, modius with grain ears and poppies.

RIC 0798 - Cohen 174.
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Hadrian Denarius - Annona (RIC II 230)54 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 135 AD
3.37g

Obv: Laureate bust of Hadrian (R)
HADRIANUS AUG COS III PP

Rev: MODIUS with grain ears and poppy. ANNONA AUG in exergue.

Annona was the goddess of the annual harvest.

RIC II 230 RSC 170
Kained but Able
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Hadrian RIC II, 338 cf.27 viewsHadrian, AD 117-138
AR - denarius, 3.71g, 19mm
Rome, AD 134-138
obv. HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS PP
Head, laureate, r.; slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. CO - S - III
Abundantia (Annona?), in long garment, std. l. on throne without back, holding hook in r. hand
and cornucopiae in l. arm; at her feet l. modius with grain-ears
RIC II, class E 338 var. (without drapery); C.380 var. (calls hook poppy!); BMC group III 488 var.
(without drapery)
VF+, nice

The meaning of the hook has been discussed on the Forum. A boat-hook or a reaping hook?
Jochen
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Hadrian, Æ As, “Annona”, 117-138 CE66 viewsBronze As of Hadrian (117-138 CE), 10 grams, 27 mm, Rome mint 134-138 CE.

Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Bare head right, draped left shoulder
Reverse: ANNONA AVG S-C, Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius and rudder.

Reference: Cohen 166, RIC vol. II, o. 441, 796a.

Added to collection: May 16, 2005
Daniel Friedman
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Hadrian, RIC 555, Dupondius of AD 118 (Annona)7 views Dupondius (12.5g, 27mm, 6h). Rome, AD 118.
Obv.: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS - HADRIANVS AVG, radiate head left.
Rev.: PONT MAX TR POT COS II around, ANNONA in ex., S | C, Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius; holding cornucopiae; ship's prow in back.
RIC 555 ; Cohen 179; Strack 512; Kankelfitz 138/92a
Ex G.Henzen, Amerongen, June 1996
Charles S
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Hadrian, RIC 560, Sestertius of AD 118 (Annona)25 views Sestertius (26.9g, 32mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 118.
Obv.: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust of Hadrian facing right, drapery on far shoulder.
Rev.: PONT MAX TR POT COS DES III (around) ANNONA AVG (in ex.) S C (field), Annona standing left between modius and ship's prow, holding corn ears right, cornucopiae left.
RIC 560; BMCRE 1143; Cohen 180; Strack 520; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-2) 106 (15 spec.).
ex D. Ruskin(1995).

Soon after his arrival in Rome, Hadrian ordered an extraordinary distribution of grain to the people, an act which the senate, like the other donations, advertised on coin issues in the years 118 and 119.
Charles S
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Hadrian, RIC 570, Dupondius of AD 119-121 (Annona)9 views Dupondius (15.1g, 29mm, 6h). Rome, AD 119-121.
Obv.: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG, radiate bust right.
Rev.: PONT MAX TR POT COS DES III around, ANNONA AVG in ex., S | C, Annona standing left, holding cornucopiae and corn ears above modius, ship behind.
RIC 570
Ex Holleman, Enschede, Febr. 1998
Charles S
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II-TRAIANUS -a - Denar WOYTEK 039526 viewsAv) IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP
Laureate bust with drapea on left shoulder right

Rv) SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Exergue: ALIM ITAL
Annona standing right, holding cornucopiae und corn ears,left stands a child, holding roll

Weight:3,4g; : 19mm; Reference: RIC II/ 243; WOYTEK page 390/Nr.:395 (var. I); ROME mint struck 112 A.D.-113 A.D.
sulcipius
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Limes Falsa cast imitation Severus Alexander Sestertius55 viewsThis is a cast imitation of Severus Alexander Sestertius IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, Laureate bust right, ANNONA AVGVSTI, Annona standing with sceptre and grain ear over modius,, SC, reverse - RIC-549 from 231 AD. It is 9.55 grams, 29.5 mm diameter. This coin was found in Lower Austria. A limes falsa cast of the same type was found at Carnuntum (Numismata Carnuntina, imitation #343).otlichnik
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Macrinus37 views217-218 AD, 3.69gm, struck 217 AD in Rome, 20.0mm. Obv: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG; laureate, draped bust right. Rev: P M TR P II COS P P; Annona standing left, holding corn-ears and cornucopiae; at her feet, modius containing corn-ears. RIC IV P2 26a; Cohen 47.4 commentsTLP
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MARCUS AURELIUS32 viewsAR denarius. 165-166 AD. 3.49 gm. 2 h. Laureate head right. M ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS. / Annona standing left, holding two grain ears over modius and cornucopiae; at feet to right, prow. PM TR P XIX IMP III COS III. RIC III 142. RSC 484benito
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MARCUS AURELIUS34 viewsAR denarius. 165-166 AD. 3.49 gm. 2 h. Laureate head right. M ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS. / Annona standing left, holding two grain ears over modius and cornucopiae; at feet to right, prow. PM TR P XIX IMP III COS III. RIC III 142. RSC 484
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Marcus Aurelius (161-180), Denarius, Rome, AD 16511 viewsObv: M ANTONINVS AVG - ARMENIACVS, laureate head r.
Rev: P M TR P XIX - IMP III COS III, Annona standing l., holding corn ears and cornucopiae; on l., modius; on r., prow. RIC 142; C 484.
ancientone
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MARCUS AURELIUS Sestertius, RIC 1154, Annona10 viewsOBV: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARMATICVS, laureate head right
REV: TR P XXIX IMP VIII COS III S-C, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears & cornucopiae; modius with two corn-ears and poppy at her feet
22.3g, 30mm

Minted at Rome, 175 AD
Legatus
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Marcus Aurelius, 161 - 180 AD51 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS, laureate head of Marcus Aurelius facing right.

Rev: PM TRP XIX IMP II COS III, Annona standing left, emptying a cornucopia into a modius.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 165 AD

3.5 grams, 17.4 mm, 180

RIC III 125, RSC 474, S4920, VM 33/1
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Marcus Aurelius, Denarius, PM TR P XIX IMP III COS III6 viewsAR Denarius
Marcus Aurelius
Caesar: 140 - 161AD
Augustus: 161 - 180AD
Issued: August - December, 165AD
18.5mm
O: M ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIAC VS; Laureate head, right.
R: PM TR P XIX IMP III COS III; Annona standing left, holding grain over modius and cornucopia; galley prow to right.
Rome Mint
Aorta: 423: B11, O030, R89, T7, M2.
RIC 142; RSC 484; BMC 371; Sear 4922.
edgars2010 272325148250
8/16/16 1/21/17
Nicholas Z
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Marcus Aurelius, RIC 1128a, Sestertius of AD 174-175 (Annona)27 views Sestertius (24.2g, 30mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 174-175.
Obv.: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIX, laureate head right.
Rev.: IMP VII COS III around, S C across field, Annona, draped, standing left, holding cornucopiae left and corn ears right above modius with poppy and corn-ears.
RIC 1128a; BMCRE 1491var. (dr. bust); Cohen unlisted; Banti 159 (1 spec.)
Ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1994, found in Norfolk, UK)
A note at BMCRE 1491 refers to bare head variant Rotto Sale, May 1925, lot 1314. This same specimen is the only one listed by Banti and illustrated under no. 159
Charles S
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Marti Pacifero53 viewsObv. PROBVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right,
Rev. MARTI PACIF, armoured and helmeted mars advancing left, holding olive twig in right, spear and shield in left, cape billowing behind, RQ{Gamma} in exergue,
Rome Mint, AD 282,
20 mm, 3,43 gr
Refs. RIC 177

Historia Augusta 16: "post haec Illyricum petiit. priusquam veniret, Raetias sic pacatas reliquit ut illic ne suspicionem quidem ullius terroris relinqueret. in Illyrico Sarmatos ceterasque gentes ita contudit ut prope sine bello cuncta reciperet quae illi diripuerant. tetendit deinde iter per Thracias atque omnes Geticos populos fama rerum territos et antiqui nominis potentia pressos aut in deditionem aut in amicitiam recepit. his gestis orientem petiit atque itinere potentissimo quodam latrone Palfuerio capto et interfecto omnem Isauriam liberavit, populis atque urbibus Romanis legibus restitutis. barbarorum, qui apud Isauros sunt, vel per terrorem vel urbanitatem loca ingressus est. (...) veteranis omnia illa quae anguste adeuntur loca privata donavit, addens ut eorum filii ab anno octavo decimo, mares dumtaxat, ad militiam mitterentur, ne latrocinare umquam discerent." - [20]causae occidendi eius haec fuerunt: primum quod numquam militem otiosum esse perpessus est, si quidem multa opera militari manu perfecit, dicens annonam gratuitam militem comedere non debere.

"After this he set out for Illyricum, but before going thither he left Raetia in so peaceful a state that there remained therein not even any suspicion of fear. In Illyricum he so crushed the Sarmatians and other tribes that almost without any war at all he got back all they had ravaged. He then directed his march through Thrace, and received in either surrender or friendship all the tribes of the Getae, rightened by the repute of his deeds and brought to submission by the power of his ancient fame. This done, he set out for the East, and while on his march he captured and killed a most powerful brigand, named Palfuerius, and so set free the whole of Isauria and restored the laws of Rome to the tribes and the cities. By fear or favour he entered the places held by the barbarians living among the Isaurians, (...) And so all those places which were difficult of access he gave to his veterans as their own private holdings, attaching thereto the condition that their children, that is, the males only, should be sent to the army at the age of eighteen, in order that they never might learn to be brigands." - "The causes of his murder were these: first of all, he never permitted a soldier to be idle, for he built many works by means of their labour, saying that a soldier should eat no bread that was not earned"
Syltorian
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MER RIC 361216 viewsMint: Siscia Issue 1
Datation: November December 275
Denomination: Aureliani
Obverse: IMP C M CLA TACITVS AVG
Bust: Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum
Reverse: ANNONA AVGVSTI
Reverse: Annona stg. l., holding corn-ears in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. hand; at feet to l., modius
Reverse Mark: ///XXIT

Very Rare - Only 4 specimens known to exist
Tacitus
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.36.20 (plate coin)44 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 25, 8.85g, 25.23mm, 225
struck under governor Iulius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT KM AVRH - ANTWNEINOC AVG (AVG ligate)
Bust, laureate, r.
rev. VP.IOVL.ANT.CELE - VKOV MARKIANOPO / LITWN (WN ligate)
Abundantia (or Annona?) stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae l. and corn-
ears r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 860 (like Nr.5, Paris Mionnet, but has no dots), pl. XIX, 1 (same die)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1568 var. (without AVG)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.26.36.20 (plate coin)
d) SNG Cop. 232 (same dies both sides, Curtis Clay)
very rare, VF/good VF, nice green patina
added to www.wildwinds.com
1 commentsJochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.36.27 (plate coin)36 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 10.22g, 26.55mm, 180
struck under governor Iulius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT.KM.AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head r.
rev. VP [IOVL ANT CEL] - EVKOV MARKIANOPO / LITWN (WN ligate)
female figure, in long chiton and with kalathos, stg. l., holding cornucopiae and
two corn-ears downwards in outstretched r. hand (Abundantia or Annona?)
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 860 var. (depiction, without kalathos)
AMNG I/1, 850 (rev., legend)
obv. AMNG I/1, 860
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1568
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.26.36.27 (plate coin)
rare, about VF, glossy black green patina
added to www.wildwinds.com

Varbanov usually doesn't differentiate between different legend breaks!
Jochen
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Nero Sestertius Annona & Ceres116 viewsObv.
IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P
Laureate head right

Rev.
ANNONA AVGVSTI CERES
SC
Annona standing right holding cornucopia. Ceres seated left holding grain & torch, modius on altar between with ships' prow in the background

Minted 67 A.D. in Lugdunum
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Nero Sestertius Ludgunum Annona Augusti Ceres51 viewsOrichalchum Sestertius, Ludgunum.

Grade: VG
18.68g

OBv: bust of Nero right "[NERO CLAVD CAES] AVG GER [P M TR P] IMP P P"

Rev: Annona standing right holding a cornucopiae, facing Ceres seated left holding corn ears and torch. Modius and garlanded altar between them. "ANNONA [AVGVSTI CERES] SC"
cliff_marsland
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Nero, RIC 390, Sestertius of AD 65 (Annona & Ceres)48 views sestertius (19.7g, 33mm, 6h), Lugdunum mint, struck AD 65.
Obv.: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head of Nero facing right.
Rev.: ANNONA AVGVSTI CERES (around) S C(in ex.), Annona standing right, Ceres seated left holding a sceptre; Modius on altar between them; ship in the background.
RIC 390; BMC 305; Cohen 14ff; Sear 2000 (RCV) 1952v.
1 commentsCharles S
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Nero, RIC 391, Sestertius of AD 65 (Annona & Ceres)49 views sestertius (25.6g, 35mm, 6h), Lugdunum mint, struck AD 65.
Obv.: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head of Nero facing left, globe below bust.
Rev.: ANNONA AVGVSTI CERES (around) S C(in ex.), Annona standing right, Ceres seated left holding a sceptre; Modius on altar between them; ship in the background.
RIC 391; Cohen 15; Sear 2000 (RCV) 1952v.
1 commentsCharles S
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Nero, RIC 391, Sestertius of AD 65 (Annona & Ceres)36 views sestertius (22.8g, 35mm, 6h), Lugdunum mint, struck AD 65.
Obv.: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head of Nero facing left, globe below bust.
Rev.: ANNONA AVGVSTI CERES (around) S C (in ex.), Annona standing right, Ceres seated left holding a sceptre; Modius on altar between them; ship in the background.
RIC 391; Cohen 15; Sear 2000 (RCV) 1952v.
ex Roma Numismatics Ltd; ex Knker 2008
Charles S
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Nerva, RIC 52, Sestertius of AD 96 (Annona & Ceres)15 views Sestertius (22.3g, 32mm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 96.
Obv.: NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: ANNONA AVGVST around, S C in ex., Annona standing right, holding cornucopiae, facing Ceres seated left, holding corn-ears and torch, modius on garlanded altar between them, prow of ship in background..
RIC 52 (scarce); BMCRE p14, (listed but not in B.M.); Cohen 12; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-1) 2 (2 spec.; same obv. die as illustrated spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values) 3041
Ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1996).
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Pax54 viewsObv. IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left holding spear over right shoulder and shield on left
Rev. Pax standing left, olive branch in right, transverse scepter in left, Q right, XXI in ex;
Antoninanus, 3.25 gr, 21 mm,
Siscia
Refs. RIC V 711

Historia Augusta 20 "Brevi," inquit, "milites necessarios non habebimus." quid est aliud dicere: Romanus iam miles erit nullus? ubique regnabit, omnia possidebit secura res publica. orbis terrarum non arma fabricabitur, non annonam praebebit, boves habebuntur aratro, equus nascetur ad pacem, nulla erunt bella, nulla captivitas, ubique pax, ubique Romanae leges, ubique iudices nostri."

"Soon," he said, "we shall have no need of soldiers." What else is this than saying: "Soon there will not be a Roman soldier? Everywhere the commonwealth will reign and will rule all in safety. The entire world will forge no arms and will furnish no rations, the ox will be kept for the plough and the horse be bred for peace, there will be no wars and no captivity, in all places peace will reign, in all places the laws of Rome, and in all places our judges."
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Philip "The Arab" I AR Antoninianus, RIC 28c26 viewsPhilip "The Arab" I AR Antoninianus.
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ANNONA AVGG. Annona standing left holding corn-ears over modius & cornucopiae.
22-23mm / 3.99g
1 commentsJiminey
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Philip 1 ANNONA AVGG S C42 viewsPhilip I "The Arab", first half 244 - late September 249 A.D., Provincia Dacia

Obverse:
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG

IMP: Imperator
M: Marcus
IVL: Julius
PHILIPPVS: Philippus
AVG: Augustus

Reverse
ANNONA AVGG S C

ANNONA AVG, Provisions from the emperor

ANNONA: Provisions
AVGG: Emperor
S C: Senatus Consultus (By decree of the senate)

Annona standing left, grain in right over modius, cornucopia in left


Domination: AE Sestertius, size 28 mm.

Mint: Rome mint, 247 - 249 A.D, RIC 168a, Cohen 26
John S
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Philip Arab42 viewsAv. IMP CAES MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. ANNONA AVGG -SC-
Annona stg. l. holding corn-ears and cornucopiae
RIC - 15,24g 29mm RRR
Priscus
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Philip Arab36 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. ANNONA AVGG
Annona stg. l. holding corn-ears over prow and cornucopiae
RIC 59, 4,45g , Rom
Priscus
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Philip Arab13 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. ANNONA AVGG
Annona stg.left, holding corn-ears over prow and cornucopiae
RIC 29, 3,03g , Rom
Priscus
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Philip Arab8 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. ANNONA AVGG
Annona stg.left, holding corn-ears over modius and cornucopiae
RIC 28c, 3,06g , Rom
Priscus
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Philip I (RIC 28c, Coin #107)8 viewsRIC 28c (C), AR Antoninianus, Rome, 245-249 AD.
Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANNONA AVGG Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius & cornucopiae.
Size: 23.9mm 3.62gm
MaynardGee
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Philip I (the Arab) Ar Antoninianus35 viewsO: IMP M IVL PHILIPPUS AVG R: ANNONA AVG
Radiate draped and cuirassed bust rt.; Annona standng lft holding corn ears over modius and cornucopia
RIC 28c, Sear5 #8922 (Wildwinds)
daverino
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Philip I - AR antoninianus8 viewsRome
246 AD
5th emission
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Annona standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopia, prow to the left
ANNONA AVGG
SRCV III 8923, RIC IV 29, RSC IV 32
Johny SYSEL
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Philip I - RIC 28c7 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus.
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate,
& cuirassed bust right /
ANNONA AVGG. Annona standing left holding corn-ears
over modius & cornucopiae.
xokleng
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Philip I AE Sestertius 244-249 AD24 viewsObverse: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right; IMP M IVL PHILIPPUS AVG
Reverse: Annona standing left holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia; ANNONA AVGG, S-C in fields

Rome RIC 168a
15.16 gms, 27.4 mm

A common coin but with a really nice portrait of Phillip - a tough character
daverino
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Philip I Annona Sestertius21 viewsPhilip I The Arab
Reigned AD 244-249
Coin Struck AD 247-249
AE Sestertius
RIC 168a, Cohen 26

O: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right

R: ANNONA AVGG S C, Annona standing left holding corn-ears over modius & cornucopiae
Gao
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Philip I Antoninianus16 viewsObv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG - Radiate, draped and curaissed bust right (rear view)

Rev: ANNONA AVGG - Annona standing left, holding grain over modius and cornucopia

Rome 245 A.D.
BamaCS
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Philip I Antoninianus22 viewsPhilip I Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
ANNONA AVGG
Annona standing left, holding grain ears over galley prow and cornucopia
2 commentsHarry G
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Philip I Antoninianus Annona28 viewsAR Antoninianus
Philip I, 244-249 CE
Diameter: 24 mm, Weight: 4.50 grams, Die axis: 12h

Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Draped, Cuirassed and Radiate bust to right.

Reverse: ANNONA AVGG
Annona standing left, holding corn ears over modius, in right arm cornucopia.

Mint: Rome

Notes:
- A lovely obverse portrait, depicting an aged, somewhat drawn and ragged Philip.
-Philip raised his son (Philip II) to the position of Co-Augustus circa 247CE, so the reverse inscription dates this coin to between 247 and 249 CE.
- Central photo credit to Victors Imperial Coins.

Ex Victors Imperial Coins, 2015
Pharsalos
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Philip I AR Antoninianus19 viewsPhilip I
Reigned from 244-249 AD
AR Antoninianus.
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: ANNONA AVGG Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius and cornucopiae.
RIC 28C SEAR 8922
Travis C
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PHILIP I AR antoninianus AD 245-24723 viewsobv:IMP.M.IVL.PHILIPPVS.AVG
rev:ANNONA.AVGG
ref:RIC29, C.32
mint:Rome, 3.78g
berserker
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Philip I Sestertius12 viewsAE Sestertius. Obv.:IMP IVL PHILIPPVS AVG ; Rev.: ANNONA AVGG S C ; Annona stg. l.Tanit
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Philip I Sestertius16 viewsPhilip I Sestertius.
IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ANNONA AVGG S C, Annona standing left holding corn-ears over modius & cornucopiae.

RIC IV pt. 3, Roma 168 d - Cohen 29
Tanit
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Philip I Sestertius11 views Sestertius. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ANNONA AVGG S C, Annona standing left holding corn-ears over modius & cornucopiae.

RIC 168a, Cohen 26.
Tanit
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Philip I The Arab Annona24 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus. Rome, AD 247, RSC 32, RIC 29
OBV: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears over a galley at her feet left & cornucopia.
Romanorvm
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Philip I, RIC IV 28c, Rome32 viewsObv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Bust: Radiate and draped bust right
Rev: ANNONA AVGG
Annona standing left, holding corn-ears over modius and cornucopia
Exe: None
Date: 247 AD, Rome Mint
Ref: RIC IV 28c, RSC 25
Bluefish
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Philip I, RIC IV-28c Rome14 viewsAR Antoninianus
Rome mint, 245-247 A.D.
22mm, 3.93g
RIC IV-28c, RSCv.4-25

Obverse:
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
ANNONA AVGG
Annona standing left, holding corn ears over modius and cornucopiae.
rubadub
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Philip I, the Arab AR Antoninianus; 244-249 AD. 45 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ANNONA AVGG. Annona standing left holding corn-ears over modius & cornucopiae. RIC 28c, RSC 25. _44371 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Philip I, the Arab, First Half of 244 - End of September 249 A.D.13 viewsSilver antoninianus, SRCV III 8922, RIC IV 28c, RSC IV 25, aEF, Rome mint, 247 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing half left, stalks of grain in right over modius overflowing with grain, cornucopia in left;Philoromaos
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Philip I.23 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. ANNONA AVGG -SC-
Annona stg. l. holding corn-ears and cornucopiae, modius at feet
RIC 168b 7,94g 23mm (As)
Priscus
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Philip I.13 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. ANNONA AVGG -SC-
Annona stg. l. holding corn-ears and cornucopiae
RIC 168 17,05g 30mm
Priscus
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Philip Sestertius 44 viewsAttribution: VM 60
Date: 244-249 AD
Obverse: Bust r., IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Reverse: Annona l., ANNONA AVGG S C
Size: 29x26mm
Weight: 16.6 grams
Grade: VF+/VF by wear, somewhat rough.
cliff_marsland
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Philipp I RIC IV, 5939 viewsPhilipp I Arabs 244 - 249
AR - Antoninianus, 4.95g, 22mm
Rome 247 - 249
obv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, radiate head r.
rev. ANNONA AVGG
Annona standing l, holding cornucopiae in l. arm and
holding with r. hand 2 corn-ears over prora
RIC IV/3, 59; C.33
VF

ANNONA, symbolizes the supplying of Rome with grain
Jochen
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Philippus I. - Annona series30 views...Tibsi
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Phillip Sestertius40 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD

Sestertius

Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILLIPVS AVG, Laureate bust right.

Reverse: ANNONA AVGG S C


fordicus
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PMTRP V Annona cornucopia, Cldc41 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEV_ALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: PMTRPV_COSIIPP, SC left and right in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and cornucopiae in left
BMC 350, RIC 444
Weight, 12.04; die axis, 6h.
1 commentsmix_val
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PMTRP VI Annona Cornucopia Cld38 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEV_ALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped
Reverse: PMTRPVI_COSIIPP, SC left and right very low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and cornucopiae in left
BMC 406, RIC 464
Weight, 10.76g; die axis, 12h.
1 commentsmix_val
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PMTRP VI Cld Annona32 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped
Reverse: PMTRPVICOSPP SC left and right, very low in field
Annona draped standing front, head left, right hand holding wheat ears downwards and left cornucopiae, beside right foot, modius filled with wheat ears.
BMC 405 (cuirassed, plate 14), RIC 463
Weight, 18.635g; die axis, 12h.

mix_val
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PMTRP X Annona anchor Dlsd35 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped on left shoulder
Reverse: PMTRPXCOSIIIPP, SC left and right, very low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and anchor in left
BMC 739, RIC 518 Weight, 22.53g; die axis, 12h.
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PMTRP X Annona anchor Bldcf 28 viewsObverse: IMPALEXAN_DERPIVSAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed, front view
Reverse: PMTRPXCOSIIIPP, SC left and right, very low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and anchor in left
BMC 766 note (C. 425, Paris), RIC 520
Weight, 16.00g; die axis, 12h.
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PMTRP X Annona anchor Blsd 42 viewsObverse: IMPALEXAN_DERPIVSAVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped on left shoulder
Reverse: PMTRPX_COSIIIPP, SC left and right, very low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and anchor in left
BMC 766-8, RIC 520
Weight, 20.70g; die axis, 12h.
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PMTRP X Annona anchor Blsd38 viewsObverse: IMPALEXAND_ERPIVSAVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped on left shoulder
Reverse: PMTRPX_COSIIIPP, SC left and right, very low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and anchor in left
BMC 768, RIC 520
Weight, 16.205g; die axis, 12h.
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PMTRP X Annona Anchor Dlsd36 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERSAVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped on left shoulder
Reverse: PMTRPX_COSIIIPP, SC left and right, low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and anchor in left
BMC 740-1, RIC 519
Weight, 11.28g; die axis, 12h.
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PMTRP X Annona anchor Dlsd dup25 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped on left shoulder
Reverse: PMTRPXCOSIIIPP, SC left and right, very low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and anchor in left
BMC 739, RIC 518
Weight, 18.51g; die axis, 12h.
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PMTRP X Annona Anchor Dlsd dup30 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped on left shoulder
Reverse: PMTRPX_COSIIIPP, SC left and right, low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and anchor in left
BMC 740-1, RIC 519
Weight, 11.56g; die axis, 12h.
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Providentia anchor Bldcf33 viewsObverse: IMPALEXAN_DERPIVSAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAAVG, SC left and right, low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and anchor in left
Bust var. of BMC 815, RIC 645
Weight, 23.54g; die axis, 12h.
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Providentia anchor Blsd30 viewsObverse: IMPALEXAN_DERPIVSAVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped on left shoulder
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAAVG, low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and anchor in left
BMC 815, RIC 645
Weight, 20.01g; die axis, 12h.
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Providentia anchor Blsd37 viewsObverse: IMPALEXAN_DERPIVSAVG
Bust radiate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: PROVIDE_NTIAAVG, SC left and right in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and anchor in left
BM 816, RIC 646
Weight, 11.71g; die axis, 12h.
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Providentia anchor Blsd dup28 viewsObverse: IMPALEXAN_DERPIVSAVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped on left shoulder
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAAVG, SC left and right, low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and anchor in left
BMC 815, RIC 645
Weight, 21.11g; die axis, 12h.
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Providentia anchor Blsd dup21 viewsObverse: IMPALEXAN_DERPIVSAVG
Bust radiate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: PROVIDE_NTIAAVG, SC left and right in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and anchor in left
BM 816, RIC 646
Weight, 10.381g; die axis, 12h.

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Providentia Bldcf 45 viewsObverse: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed, front view
Reverse: PROVIDE_NTIAAVG, SC left and right in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and cornucopiae in left
BMC 881, RIC 642
Weight, 23.30g; die axis, 12h.
Unusual to find such good detail on the reverse
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Providentia Blsd27 viewsObverse: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped on left shoulder
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAAVG, SC left and right in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and cornucopiae in left
BMC 882-9, RIC 642
Weight, 19.09g; die axis, 12h.
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Providentia Blsd Dup50 viewsObverse: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG
Bust laureate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAAVG, SC left and right, very low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and cornucopiae in left
BMC 893, RIC 644.
Weight, 10.528g; die axis 12h
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Providentia Cornucopia46 viewsObverse: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Bust radiate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: PROVIDENTIA AVG, SC left and right, low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and cornucopiae in left
BMC 890, RIC 643
Weight, 11.27g; die axis, 6h.
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Providentia Cornucopia Bldcf66 viewsObverse: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed, front view
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAAVG, SC left and right in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and cornucopiae in left
BMC 891-2, RIC 644.
Weight, 9.58g; die axis 12h
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Providentia cornucopia Bldcf dup40 viewsObverse: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed, front view
Reverse: PROVIDE_NTIA AVG, SC left and right low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and cornucopiae in left
BMC 891-2, RIC 644.
Weight, 10.888g; die axis 12h
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Providentia cornucopia, Blsd32 viewsObverse: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG
Bust laureate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAAVG, SC left and right in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and cornucopiae in left
BMC 893, RIC 644.
Weight, 11.64g; die axis 6h
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Providentia, anchor Blsd36 viewsObverse: IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG
Bust laureate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAAVG, SC left and right low in field
Annona draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand wheat ears over modius filled with wheat ears and anchor in left
BMC 817, RIC 647.
Weight, 10.63g; die axis 12h
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RIC 0136 Titus30 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII, laureate head right
Rev: ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left, with statuette of Aequitas and cornucopia; to left modius with corn ears; to right stern of ship
AE/Sestertius (34.43 mm 26.66 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (4th group)
RIC 136 (C), BMCRE 152, BNF 151
Purchased from lucernae on eBay
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RIC 0349 Domitianus60 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev : ANNONA AVGVST / S C (in exergue); Annona standing right, with cornucopiae, facing Ceres, seated left, with corn ears and torch; in the background, modius on altar and prow
AE/Sestertius (33.97 mm 26.03 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A D (1st issue)
RIC 349 (C), BMCRE 323, BNF 349
ex Jesus Vico Sale 137 Lot 338
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RIC 0462A Domitianus79 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev : ANNONA AVGVSTI / S C (in exergue); Annona standing right, with cornucopiae, facing Ceres, seated left, with corn ears and torch; in the background, modius on altar and prow
AE/Sestertius (35.19 mm 22.56 g 5h) Struck in Rome 86 A D
Unpublished RIC 462 variant (reverse legend ends with AVGVSTI instead of AVGVST)
ex Solidus Numismatik Premium Auction 26 Lot 127, ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 29 lot 497
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RIC 0477A Domitianus74 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right, with aegis
Rev: ANNONA AVGVSTI / S C (in exergue) Annona seated right, with bag of corn ears; to right small figure standing left, and in the backgound, stern of ship
AE/Dupondius (29.05 mm 13.153 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D.
RIC 477A (R3, this coin), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex CGB Live Auction 2016-03 brm_381525 (ex Astarte Auction 2007-09 lot 218)
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RIC 0964 Vespasian Denarius80 viewsCAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

ANNONA AVG
Annona enthroned left holding sack of corn-ears on lap

Rome 78-79AD

RIC 964 (C2), BMC 295, RSC 28,Sear 2280

19mm
3.22g

Ex-Frascatius
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RIC 0966 Vespasianus78 viewsObv : CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head left.
Rev : ANNONA AVG, Annona seated left, with sack of corn ears.
AR/Denarius 17.95 mm 2.996 g 6 h - Struck in Rome 77-78 AD
RIC 966 (R), RSC 30, BMCRE 298, BNF 260
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 33 lot 447 - From The Apostolo Zeno Collection - ex Dorotheum Auktion 1 13-06-1955 Lot 392 (parte of)
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RIC 0972 Titus Denarius144 viewsT CAESAR VESPASIANVS
Laureate head right

ANNONA AVG
Annona seated left, holding sack of corn ears

Rome 77-78 AD

3.57g

RIC II 972 (Vespasian), (C)

Ex-Jencek Historical Enterprise
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RIC 1041 Domitianus28 viewsObverse: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS V - Laureate head right with light beard, bust draped.
Reverse: ANNONA AVGVST S C - Annona seated left, relieving her robe.
mm. 33,83 - g. 23,78 - die axis 6
RIC2 1041 R3 (Vespasian) - Struck in Rome 77-78 a.D.
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RIC 12524 viewsDenarius, Dec. 164 - Aug. 165
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS
Laur. r.
Rev: P M TR P XIX IMP II COS III
Annona standing l., emptying cornucopiae into modius.
18mm, 4.14g
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RIC 28c13 viewsANNONA AVGG

Annona standing left holding corn-ears over modius & cornucopiae.
Nico B
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RIC 4b, p.007, 26c - Macrinus, Annona 20 viewsMacrinus
Denarius, 218 AD
Obv.: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG
Rev.: Annona standing, grain ears in left, cornucopia in right, altar at feet, PM TR P II COS P P
Ag, 3.65g, 19.4mm
Ref.: RIC IV 26c, RSC III 47
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RIC 62a16 viewsDenarius, 140-143
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III
Bare head r.
Rev: ANNONA AVG
Modius with corn ears and poppies.
18mm, 3.13g
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RIC 92121 viewsAs, 153-154
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII
Laur. r.
Rev: ANNONA AVG COS IIII - S C
Annona standing l., holding modius on cippus and branch; to r., a basket of fruit.
26mm, 11.46g
klausklage
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Roman amphora lids15 viewsTerracotta lids from Roman amphorae.
cf Olga Karagiorgou: LR2: a Container for the Military annona on the Danubian Border figure 7.1, no.3, for three similar lids from Balkan LR2 amphorae
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ROMAN EMPIRE - ANTONINUS PIUS38 viewsSilver denarius, RIC 274, RSC 1083, BMC 901, VF, 2.942g, 17.63mm, 225o, Rome mint, 157 - 158 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right; reverse TR POT XXI COS IIII, Annona standing left holding heads of grain over modius at feet and rudder on prowdpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE - Antoninus Pius10 viewsROMAN EMPIRE - Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) AR Denarius, minted 147-148 AD. Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, laureate head right. Rev.: COS IIII, Annona standing left holding corn ears & placing left hand on modius set upon prow of galley. References: RIC-163; RSC 286. dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE - Gallienus17 viewsROMAN EMPIRE - Gallienus (253-268 AD) AE antoninianus, Siscia, sole reign. Obv.: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right. Rev.: ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left by modius, holding corn-ears and cornucopiae. RIC V-1 Siscia 557.dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE - SEVERUS ALEXANDER14 viewsRIC 133 - Sear5 #7857 Severus Alexander Denarius. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate draped bust right / ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left with corn-ears & cornucopiae, modius at foot. RSC 23. dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE - TITUS22 viewsSilver denarius (ANNONA) of Titus (79-81 AD) Attribution: - RSC 17, RIC V218, BMC V319
Size: 19 mm, 2.9 grams.
Notes: T CAESAR VESPASIANVS , laureate head right / ANNONA AVG, Annona seated left on throne, holding bundle of corn-ears on lap. Mint Rome. Struck 77 - 79 AD.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS A.D. 138-161 As. RIC 92119 viewsANTONINUS PIUS A.D. 138-161 As.
Rev. ANNONA (AVG COS IIII) S C, Annona standing facing, head right, resting hand on modius set on base and holding branch, basket at feet.
24mm, 11.3gm
RCV 4294, RIC 921
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS A.D. 138-161, As.9 viewsANTONINUS PIUS A.D. 138-161 As.
Obv. ANTONI(NVS PIVS AVG PIVS P P) IMP II, Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rev. TR POT XIX COS (IIII) S C, Annona seated right holding cornucopiae in both hands.
9.5gm 27mm
RIC 956
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius AE Sestertius - RIC 59761 views Sestertius (29.84g, 31mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-44.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius facing right, wearing paludamentum.
Rev.: ANNONA AVG (around) S C (in field), Annona, standing right between modius and ship's prow, holding two corn ears and a cornucopiae.
RIC 597; BMCRE IV 1228; Cohen 34; Strack 821 (3 coll.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 19 (8 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4147
ex CNG,2010
Charles S
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius As. RIC 880v.139 viewsRIC 880v. Antoninus Pius As.150-151 AD. IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right. / TR POT XIIII COS IIII S-C, ANNONA AVG in ex, Annona seated left, holding corn-ears over modius, and cornucopiae. This bust type is not listed in RIC or Strack for Annona reverse, but is known to be in use at the time of mintage. (Per Curtis Clay) Very rare coin.
Coin #147
WW example coin
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS sestertius, RIC 891 74 views Sestertius (27,0g, 30mm, 6h). Rome, AD 151-152.
Obv.: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: TR POT XV COS IIII around, ANNONA AVG in ex., S | C, Annona seated left holding corn ears above modius and holding cornucopiae.
RIC 891 (common); BMCRE 1891; Cohen 50; Strack 1069; Banti 29 (34 spec.)
Double struck reverse.
Ex Jess Vico, S.A., auction 142, June, 2015.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, AE Sestertius29 viewsAntoninus Pius AE Sestertius. 148-149 AD.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate head right / ANNONA AVG COS IIII S-C, Anonna standing left holding corn ears & anchor, modius at left.
Cohen 41. RIC 854
32mm,23gms
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS, AE Sestertius8 viewsTitus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus Auguste
Diamtre : 30 mm | Poids : 25,3 g | Date : 142
Nom de l'atelier : Rome
N dans les ouvrages de rfrence : RCV.4148 var. (675$) - RIC.597 - BMC/RE.- - C.34 (4f.) - H.1/502
Avers : ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS PP TR P COS III. Tte laure dAntonin le Pieux droite (O*).
Revers : ANNO-NA AVG. Annona (lAnnone) drape, debout droite, tenant deux pis de bl au-dessus dun modius de la main droite et une corne dabondance de la main gauche ; ses pieds droite, une proue de navire.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, Unofficial denarius611 viewsCaracalla, AD 211-217
AR Denarius - 19mm, 4.15g
unofficial mint, c. 212 AD
laureate bust r.
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Annona seated l., holding wheat ears over modius in r. hand, cornucopia in l.
P M TR P XV COS III P P
ancient imitation

"It is an ancient imitation, as style and composition show. That explains the hybrid titulature, GERM on obv. but only TR P XV on rev.

Rev. appears to be P M TR P XV COS III P P, Annona seated l., holding wheat ears over modius in r. hand, cornucopia in l. " - Curtis Clay
Ardatirion
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius II (Gothicus)79 viewsObv: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: ANNONA AVG
Annona standing left, right foot on prow, holding corn ears and cornucopia.
Billon Antoninianus, 3.3 gm, 19 mm, Rome RIC 18
Ex Martin Griffiths
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Commodus Sestertius73 viewsRIC III 307b Rome, C 4
20.87 g, 31 mm
181 AD.
M ANTONINVS COMMODVS AVG, laureate head right
ANN AVG TR P VI IMP IIII COS III P P S C, Annona standing, head left, with corn ears over patera & cornucopiae
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian21 viewsHadrian Den "Annona" Ancient Roman Coin Hadrian AD 117-138 Silver Denarius "Rome feeds the world." Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP- Bare head right. Rev: ANNONA AVG - Modius with corn ears and poppy. Rome mint: AD 135 = RIC II, 230a, page 367 - Cohen 170 - SEAR RCV II (2002), #3461, page 143Mike Deigan
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius - A.D. 165240 viewsRome mint
RIC III 142
Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS
Rev: P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III; Annona standing left, holding ears of wheat and cornucopia; on left, modius; on right, ship.
Weight: 3.36 grams
Diameter: 18 mm
ICG#: 4935950105
Grade: AU55
Ty N.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius, Silver Denarius75 viewsStruck 165 AD, Rome mint, 19mm, 3.5g, VF, RIC III 142

OBVERSE: Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius, bearded, right. M[ARCUS] [AURELIUS] ANTONINVS AVG[USTUS] ARMENIACVS (Marcus Aurelius Antonius, the Revered One, Conqueror of the Armenians).

REVERSE: Goddess of the grain supply to the city of Rome, Annona, standing front, head left, holding corn-ears in right hand and cornucopias in left hand; on left, modius (cylindrical headdress so called for its resemblance to the unit measure of grain); on right, ship. P[ONTIFEX] M[AXIMUS] TR[IBUNICIA] P[OTESTATE] XIX IMP[ERATOR] III COS III (Highest Priest, Tribune of the People for the 19th time, Imperium for the 3rd year, Consul for the 3rd time).
Michael H4
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Roman Empire, Philip I 244-249 A.D. Silver Antoninianus29 viewsObverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: ANNONA AVGG; Annona standing, head left, holding grain in right hand,
with prow below; cornucopia in left hand.

23 mm 4.23 g. Rome mint 247 A.D. SRCV III 8923, RIC IV 29, RSC IV 32.
James A2
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I antoninianus14 viewsPhilip I, 244 -249 AD. Antoninianus
Rome Mint
Rx./ Annona standing lt.
Nico
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I, ANNONA AVGG Viminacium65 viewsPhilip I, AR antoninianus, c. 248 A.D., Viminacium (EXTREMELY RARE)
OBV: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
REV: ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left, holding corn ears over galley at her feet left, cornucopiae right.
*no longer in collection*
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ROMAN EMPIRE, PHILIP I. 244-249 AD. Æ Sestertius (27mm, 17.86 g, 1h). Struck 247-249 AD.45 viewsPHILIP I. 244-249 AD. Sestertius (27mm, 17.86 g, 1h). Struck 247-249 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopiae. RIC IV 168a; Cohen 26. VF, green patina under dusty overtones, minor encrustation on jowl.1 commentssseverus
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Roman Empire, Philip I/Philip the Arab 244-249 A.D.68 viewsAR Silver Antoninianus, Philip the Arab 244-249 A.D.
Obverse : IMP PHILIPPVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left, holding corn-ear over galley at feet, & cornucopia.
RIC 59
RSC 33
SR 8924
(Please click to enlarge.)
Larry M2
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philippus I, Rome mint, struck 244-249 AD, AE Sestertius113 viewsIMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG laureate-headed and draped bust right
ANNONA AVG, S-C Annona standing left
RIC 168a, Cohen 26
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus ANNONAE AVGG31 viewsSeptimius Severus, 198-202 A.D., Laodicea mint.
OBV: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate bust right.
REV: ANNONAE AVGG, Annona standing left, foot on prow, holding corn ears and cornucopiae.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, Denarius9 viewsRome Mint, 206 AD
SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Annona standing left holding corn ears over a modius & cornucopiae
RIC 200
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.71 viewsSilver denarius, RIC IV 250b; RSC III 501b; BMCRE VI p. 201, 875; Hunter III 74; SRCV II 7922, Choice EF, excellent portrait, superb reverse detail, small edge cracks, Rome mint, weight 2.841g, maximum diameter 20.0mm, die axis 160o, 231 - 235 A.D.; obverse IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder; reverse PROVIDENTIA AVG (the foresight of the Emperor), Providentia (or Annona) standing left, grain downward in right hand over modius overflowing with grain at feet on left, cornucopia in left hand.

Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain. When Severus Alexander was away on his Persian and German campaigns (231-235) he continuously struck Annona types. With the legend PROVIDENTIA AVG, "The Foresight of the Emperor," he assured that, though he was away, he would be carefully monitoring Rome's grain supply!

FORVM Ancient Coins./ The Sam Mansourati Collection.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Gold aureus13 viewsSH08970. Gold aureus, BMCRE VI p. 196, 812; RIC IV 251 var.; Calico 3133 (R2); Cohen IV 507 var.; SRCV II 7838, Choice EF, weight 5.61 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 231 A.D.; obverse IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate bust right with drapery on left shoulder; reverse PROVIDENTIA AVG (the foresight of the Emperor), Providentia (or Annona) standing left, holding stalks of grain over modius and anchor; Sear graded as "attractive EF and rare"; very rareJoe Sermarini
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander, denarius160 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235, Silver Denarius, RIC-IV-II-250-C, struck 231-235 at Rome, 3.39 grams, 19.5 mm. EF

Obv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG - Laureate bust of Severus Alexander facing right
Rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG - Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and cornucopiae, a modius on ground to left
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander, denarius32 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235, Silver Denarius, RIC-IV-II-250-C, struck 231-235 at Rome, 3.39 grams, 19.5 mm. EF

Obv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG - Laureate bust of Severus Alexander facing right
Rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG - Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and cornucopiae, a modius on ground to left
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan Denarius49 viewsIMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, drapery at shoulder / S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Annona standing with cornucopiae, modius & basket at feet. RIC 166. 1 commentsStuart Francis
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian denarius21 viewsAR Denarius 17.3x18.3mm
ca. 69-79AD
Obv. VESPASIAN AVG CAESAR
Head right, laureate
Rev. ANNONA AVG
Annona seated left
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian, AR denarius62 viewsMint:Roma
78/79 AD
Dimensions:19mm/3.53grms
Obverse: CAESAR - VESPASIANVS AVG
Reverse: ANNONA - AVG " Annona Avgusti"
Rf:RCV2280, RIC131a Cohen28(2f)-BMC/RE.295-RSC28-BN/R.260-RCV.2280 var(296$)-MRK.20/21.-ROME-MONNAIES-INTERNET bmr_079665.
Conservation:SUP/TTB+

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Roman Imperial, Antoninus Pius as Augustus, AR Denarius. 6 viewsRome 152-153 A.D. 2.56g - 18mm, Axis 5h.

Obv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P - Laureate head right.

Rev: TR POT XV COS IIII - Annona standing left, holding corn ears and resting hand on modius set on ship to right.

RIC III 210; RSC 961; BMC 741.
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Roman Imperial, Philip I as Augustus, AE Sestertius.8 viewsRome 244 - 249 A.D. 14.20g - 29.5mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG - Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.

Rev: ANNONA AVGG / S-C - Annona standing left holding corn-ears over modius & cornucopiae.

RIC IV 168a, Cohen 26.
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Roman Imperial, Trajan as Augustus, Orichalcum Sestertius.11 viewsRome 108-110 A.D. 20.95g - 34.6mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P - Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S-C - Annona standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopia. Modius left, prow right.

RIC II 492, Woytek 323b, Banti 182.
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Roman, Severus Alexander ( AD 222 235 )176 viewsEmperor Severus Alexander Silver Denarius
Obverse : IMPALEXANDERPIVSAVG - Laureate head right, draped left shoulder
Reverse : PROVIDENTIAAVG - Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia
Mint : Rome
Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander (born October 1, 208March 18, died 235 AD), commonly called Severus Alexander.

From the Sam Mansourati collection.
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RRC243/1 (Ti. Minucius C. f. Augurinus)50 viewsObv. Helmeted and winged head of Roma right, mark of value behind;
Rev. TI MINVCI CF AVGVRINI; RO-MA around column surmounted by statue. At base, a stalk of grain on either side. L. Minucius Esquilinus standing right, M. Minucius Faesus standing left, holding lituus
18 mm, 3.91 grams
Rome, ca. 134 B.C.
References: RRC 243/1v; Syd. 494, RSC Minucia 9

Allusions: The obverse of the coin is traditional, but the reverse shows the achievements of the gens Minucia. Standing to the right and holding the lituus, M. Minucius Faesus was the first plebeian to be co-opted into the college of Augurs (300 B.C.), as soon as this was opened to non-patricians by the lex Ogulnia (Livy 10.92). Facing him stands L. Minucius Esquilinus Augurinus (cos. 458 B.C.), praefectus annonae 440-439 BC. During a famine, he accused Sp. Maelius of seeking regium by bribing the people with grain. The ancient sources are contradictory, though it would appear that, after Maelius death, Minucius distributed the grain himself, in his official capacity, at a rate of one as per modius. As a reward, the people Dionysus of Halicarnassus claims it was the Senate erected a statue in his honour near the Forum Boarium. A later tradition, spread by the plebeian Minucii, claimed that Esquilinus was originally a patrician, but that he changed his status to join the plebeians in order to become a Tribune of the People (Livy 4.13, Dion. Hal. 12.1-4; Pliny, NH 18.15; 34.21). It is likely that this story is a forgery, intended to give the gens Minucia quasi-patrician status and to enhance their popular image.

Interpretation: The coinage, minted around the time of the Gracchan crisis, thus bears popularis overtones. Whether this was a side-effect of the moneyer honouring his most famous ancestors, or an intended move remains unclear (arguments about the "propaganda" value of coins are ongoing).

Moneyer: Ti. Minucus is unknown except for his coins. The previous year, his brother, C. Minucius, had already minted a coin with a very similar reverse. The family is ancient, providing Rome with a consul as early as 497 B.C.

On this coin: Probably ex-jewellery, soldered at the top.
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AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: ANNONA AVGVSTI, Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius & left arm resting on rudder set on globe.
17 mm, 2.49 gms

RSC 13, RIC 59
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AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: ANNONA AVGVSTI, Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius & left arm resting on rudder set on globe.
19 mm, 3.14 gms

RSC 13, RIC 59
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Septimius Severus (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 4 viewsL SEPT SEV PE RT AVG IMP IIII - laureate and cuirassed bust right
ANNONA AVG COS II P P - Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius in right hand, cornucopia in left.
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (194AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 20.34g / 32.23mm / 360
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC IV 677c
Sear 6405
Cohen 33
Acquisition/Sale: wcnonline Ebay $0.00 10/17
Notes: Oct 9, 18 - See CNG Coin Shop #968670

Per CNG:"Only two known to Banti with this bust type."

The Gary R. Wilson Collection
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Septimius Severus Denarius23 viewsSeptimius Severus Denarius. SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Annona standing left holding corn ears over a modius & cornucopiae.

RIC 200 , RSC 476.
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Septimius Severus Denarius23 views Obv. L SEPT SEV PART AVG IMP X, laureate head right
Rev. ANNONAE AVGG, Annona standing left with corn ears & cornucopia, right foot on prow of galley

Special thanks To Forum for authentication
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Septimius Severus Sestertius20 viewsSeptimius Severus
Reigned AD 193-211
AE Sestertius

O: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP, laureate head right

R: ?? Annona standing left, holding corn ears & cornucopia, modius at left?
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Septimius Severus, 193 - 211 AD38 viewsObv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate bust of Septimius Severus facing right.

Rev: PM TRP XIII COS III PP, Annona standing left, holding corn-ears in her right hand and a cornucopia in her left; a modius is placed at her feet.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 205 AD

3.5 grams, 18.8 mm, 180

RIC IVi 198, RSC 472, S6338 (var.), VM 114/3
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, ANNONAE AVGG20 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 198 - 202AD
18.5 x 17.0mm
O: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX; Laureate head, right.
R: ANNONAE AVGG; Annona standing left, stepping on galley prow, holding ears of grain in right hand, cornucopia in left hand.
Laodicea ad Mare Mint
RIC 501; Sear 6262; BMC 652; RSC 39.
Aorta: 480: B3, O45, R21, T8, M3.
Jonathan Kern
CSNS 2017 Show Schaumburg, IL
4/27/17 4/28/17
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, ANNONAE AVGG11 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 197 - 198AD
19.0mm 3.10gr 6h
O: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X; Laureate head, right.
R: ANNONAE AVGG; Annona standing left, foot on galley prow, holding corn ears and cornucopia.
Rome Mint
RIC IVa 107; RSC 37.
Aorta: 673: B3, O59, R21, T8, M4.
JAZ Numismatics/John Zielinski Auction 109, Lot #12.
10/26/17 10/31/17
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Septimus Severus12 viewsObv: LSEPTSEVPARTAVGIMPX, Laureate Head Facing Right
Rev: ANNONAE AVGG - Annona standing left, stepping on galley prow, holding grain ears and cornucopia.
Mint: Rome, 197-198 AD
Size: 3.31 grams, 16mm
Id: RIC 107, C 37
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Septimus Severus, Annona33 viewsObverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG - Laureate head right
Reverse: P M TR P XIII COS III P P - Annona st lt, holding corn ears over modius and in lt arm, a cornucopia
Mint : Rome
Date : AD 205
Reference : RIC IVi, 198, page 117 - Cohen 472 - SEAR RCV II (2002), #6338v, page 464
Grade : gVF
Weight : 2.44g
Denom : Denarius
Metal : Silver

Comments : The Roman emperors, in an attempt to alleviate poverty in the capital city, instituted a policy known as annona, which gave free grain to about a third of the population of Rome. The reverse shows the personification of the state sponsored system of grain distribution, the cornucopia, Latin term derived from two words, cornu meaning horn and copia meaning plenty, it is a symbol of prosperity and affluence, dating back to the 5th century BC. In Greek mythology, Amalthea brought Zeus up on the milk of a goat. It had the power to give to the person in possession of it whatever he or she wished for.
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Sestertius; ANNONA AVGG S C; RIC 168a28 viewsPhilip I sestertius. 19.5g, 28mm. Rev. ANNONA AVGG S C, Annona standing left holding corn ears and cornucopiae, modius at feet. RIC 168a, Sear RCV III 8990Podiceps
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Sestertius; ANNONA AVGVSTI S C, Annona standing left; RIC IV 54820 viewsSeverus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 548, Cohen 35, aVF, Rome mint, 19.935g, 30.4mm, 0o, 222 - 231 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate and draped bust right, from behind; reverse ANNONA AVGVSTI S C, Annona standing left, holding grain over modius in right, cornucopia in left; scarcer early issue. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Severus Alexander18 viewsSeverus Alexander Sestertius. 231 AD. IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate head right / ANNONA AVGVSTI S-C, Annona standing left holding anchor & grain ears over modius.

RIC 549 , Cohen 36.

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Severus Alexander35 viewsDenarius (3,32g - 19mm)
obv. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate bust right, draped
rev. ANNONA AVG
Annona standing left, holding corn ears
over modius and cornucopia
Rome mint AD 226
RIC IVii, 133 Cohen 23
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Severus Alexander99 viewsSeverus Alexander Denarius. 1.79g 227 AD. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate draped bust right / P M TR P VI COS II P P, Annona standing left holding corn ears over an altar and cornucopiae. RIC 65; RSC 315.

Although it's light weight was a concern to me at 1.79g, according Curtis Clay, it is simply a drastically underweight official denarius.

The frequency table of the weights of the BM denarii of this emperor, BMC p. 17. 1- 1.89-2.05, 7 - 2.06-2.21, 16 - 2.22-2.37, Heaviest: 2 - 4.30-4.45.
Lightest Oxford specimen: 2.04 g, Walker, Roman Silver Coins, no. 4322.
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Severus Alexander (RIC 520, Coin #461)50 viewsRIC 520 (C), AE Sestertius, Rome, 231 AD.
Obv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate bust right, light drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: P M TR P X COS III P P S C Annona standing left, holding two corn ears over modius and anchor.
Size: 30.0mm 17.34gm
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Severus Alexander AR Denarius14 viewsOBV: IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG
laureate head right with draped far shoulder.
REV: ANNONA AVG
Annona standing left,holding a rudder and holding corn ears over altar.
Date: 231 AD
19 mm, 3.4 g, 360
RIC 188,RSC-29a
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Severus Alexander Denarius87 viewsO: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate draped bust right
R: ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left with corn-ears & cornucopiae, modius at foot.
20mm 2.65g RIC 133
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Severus Alexander Denarius50 viewsSeverus Alexander Denarius.
Obv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left with corn-ears & cornucopiae, modius at foot.

RIC 133 , RSC 23.

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Severus Alexander Denarius23 views Obv. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev. ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left with corn-ears and cornucopia, modius at foot

Entertaining buildup resembles a pimple, fitting for his young age.
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Severus Alexander Denarius Annona standing left with corn-ears10 viewsSeverus Alexander Denarius.
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate draped bust right
ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left with corn-ears and cornucopiae, modius at foot.
RIC 133
Weight : 3.0g
Diameter : 17.5mm
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Severus Alexander RIC IV, 64557 viewsSeverus Alexander AD 222-235
AE - Sestertius (typical square flan) , 19.92g, 29mm
Rome AD 231
obv. IMP ALEXAN - DER PIVS AVG
bust, laureate, with drapery on l. shoulder
rev. PROVIDENTIA AVG
Annona, draped, standing frontal, head l., holding corn-ears in r. and anchor in
l. hand; on left side set on ground a tripodal modius with two corn-ears
S-C in field
RIC IV/2, 645; C.509; BMC 815-7
good F-about VF
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Severus Alexander Sestertius15 viewsSeverus Alexander Sestertius. 231 AD. IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate head right / ANNONA AVGVSTI S-C, Annona standing left holding anchor & grain ears over modius.

RIC 549 , Cohen 36.

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Severus Alexander Sestertius17 viewsAE Sestertius. obv.: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG ; Rev.: PROVIDENTIA AG S C , Annona stg. l., holding grain ears and anchor, a modius at her feet.Tanit
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Severus Alexander Sestertius30 viewsSeverus Alexander Sestertius. 231 AD. IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate head right / ANNONA AVGVSTI S-C, Annona standing left holding anchor & grain ears over modius.

RIC 549 , Cohen 36.

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Severus Alexander Sestertius9 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv: IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Rev: ANNONA AVGVSTI S C; Annona stg. l., modius at feet
Cohen 35
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Severus Alexander Sestertius6 viewsSeverus Alexander Sestertius. 231 AD. IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate head right / ANNONA AVGVSTI S-C, Annona standing left holding anchor & grain ears over modius.

RIC 549 , Cohen 36.

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Severus Alexander, 222 - 235 AD30 viewsObv: IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate bust of Severus Alexander facing right, slight drapery on left shoulder.

Rev: ANNONA AVG, Annona standing right, holding a rudder placed on a globe and a modius filled with corn-ears, her left foot rests on a prow.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 229 AD

3.2 grams, 19 mm, 180

RIC IVii 190, RSC 32a, S7860, VM 6/3
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Severus Alexander, RIC 13320 viewsIMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate bust right, draped.
ANNONA AVG
Annona standing left, holding corn ears over modius and cornucopia.
AR denarius, 18mm
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Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. AR Denarius 47 viewsSeverus Alexander. AD 222-235. AR Denarius (19mm, 2.84 g, 6h). Rome mint. 15th emission, AD 232. Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Providentia (or Annona) standing left, holding cornucopia and grain ears over modius to left. RIC IV 250; BMCRE 875-8; RSC 501b. Choice EF.
FORVM Ancient Coins / Dr. Allan Smith Collection./CNG.
The Sam Mansourati Collection.

Best of the Type :
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-143230
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Tempore Felici148 viewsObv. IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev. TEMPOR FELICI, Felicitas standing right, holding caduceus and cornucopiae, I in ex;
AE Antoninianus, 21 mm, 3,91 gr;
Lugdunum
RIC 51. C. 723.

Historia Augusta, Probus 22: "quae deinde felicitas emicuisset, si sub illo principe milites non fuissent? annona provincialis daret nullus, stipendia de largitionibus nulla erogarentur, aeternos thesauros haberet Romana res publica, nihil expenderetur a principe, nihil a possessore redderetur; aureum profecto saeculum promittebat."

" What great bliss would then have shone forth, if under his rule there had ceased to be soldiers! No rations would now be furnished by any provincial, no pay for the troops taken out of the public largesses, the commonwealth of Rome would keep its treasures forever, no payments would be made by the prince, no tax required of the holder of land; it was in very truth a golden age that he promised."
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Ti. Minucius C.f. Augurinus - AR denarius4 viewsRome
134 BC
head of Roma right wearing winged helmet
(XVI)
column (Columna Minucia) surmounted by statue holding scepter, heads of grain around column; L. Minucius Augurinus (Praefectus Annonae 439 BC) standing right, wearing toga, foot on modius, holding patera; M. Minucius Faesus (Augur 300 BC) wearing toga, holding lituus
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Crawford 243/1, SRCV I 120, RSC I Minucia 9, Sydenham 494
Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 50 BC
3,9g
ex Jesus Vico
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Titus as Caesar RIC 97266 viewsAR Denarius, 3.50g
Rome Mint, 78-79 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: T CAESAR VESPASIANVS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ANNONA AVG; Annona, draped, seated l. on throne, adorned with corn-ears, feet on stool, holding on her lap a sack of corn-ears open, the ties, looped at one end, in her hands
RIC 972 (C). BMC 319. RSC 17. BNC 280.
Acquired from Amphora coins, April 2007.

A reverse type that forms part of a new agrarian policy announcement. Both Vespasian and Titus issued many reverses during this era that seems to have promoted the new programme.

I like the portrait on this coin, which is why it has found a place in my collection. The toning is very pleasant in hand also.
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Titus as Caesar RIC II V097220 viewsTitus as Caesar. 69-79 A.D. Rome Mint. 77-78 A.D. (3.17g, 17.9mm, 6h). Obv: T CAESAR VESPASIANVS, laureate head r. Rev: ANNONA AVG, Annona std. l., with sack of corn ears. RIC II V972, BMC V319, RSC 17. Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

Late in his reign, Vespasian issued an agricultural series, of which this reverse was a part. The same series was issued contemporaneously for Titus. Annona was the imperial personification of Romes grain supply, and by these issues, the Flavians were confirming their ability to secure the same.
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Titus Denarius15 viewsOBV: T CAESAR VESPATIANVS
Laureate head of Titus, right.
Incuse banker's mark next to chin.
REV: ANNONA AVG
Annona reclining in ornate chair l.,
raising drapery with other hand.

RIC 218d (Vespasian), Cohen 17.
A.D. 78-79 3.08gm 17mm
Rome Mint
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Titus Denarius10 viewsTitus, Caesar 69-79 AD, Augustus 79-81 AD.

Rome, 77-78 AD, under Vespasian

17mm., 2.86g.

T CAESAR VESPA[SIANVS], Head of Titus, laureate, right

[ANNONA AVG], Annona, draped, seated left on throne, feet on stool, holding on her lap a sack of corn-ears open, holding the ties in her hands

References: RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 972

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Titus RIC 02143 viewsAR Denarius, 3.17g
Rome mint, 79 AD
Obv: IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ANNONA AVG; Annona std. l., with sack of corn ears
RIC 2 (R2). BMC specimen acquired 1934. RSC -. BNC -.

The Annona reverse type struck for Titus Caesar is quite common and copies the same reverse struck contemporarily for Vespasian. It was also struck briefly for Titus after becoming emperor on 24 June, 79 AD. The type is very rare for him as Augustus, perhaps minted in the space of a week prior to the TR P VIIII dating on 1 July. Evidently the mint did not have new reverse types prepared for the new princeps and so recycled those struck for him as Caesar during that first week.

This is an extremely rare type for Titus as Augustus and certainly the rarest of the first issue. The new RIC cites three specimens (BM, Vienna, private collection), mine will make the fourth that I know of and it is a die match with the BM specimen.

Better in hand than the photo indicates.
9 commentsDavid Atherton
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Titus RIC 16A81 viewsAR Denarius, 2.83g
Rome mint, 79 AD
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ANNONA AVG; Annona std. l., with sack of corn ears
RIC 16A (R3). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Ex Roma Numismatics, E-Sale 58, 20 June 2019, lot 1078.

A unique First issue Annona paired with a Second issue obverse legend. The Annona reverse was a carry-over type struck for Titus as Caesar under Vespasian just before his death and was likely issued in the first few days of Titus' reign as a stop-gap until new reverse designs could be created. It is by far the rarest type from the First issue. The obverse legend changed in the second issue from the First issue's IMP T CAESAR to IMP TITVS CAES, this would be the standard obverse legend on the denarii for the remainder of the reign. The appearance of the Annona type with the new obverse legend is possibly a mule using an old First issue reverse die with a new Second issue obverse. There is a slight possibility that it was an intentional strike, but the fact that no other Second issue Annona specimens have surfaced is a strong indication it is accidental.

I informed Ian Carradice of the piece and he has assigned it RIC 16A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda with the note: 'Perhaps a mule, with rev die from the previous issue'.

Good Roman style.
6 commentsDavid Atherton
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Titus RIC-13722 views Sestertius, 23.56g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: ANNONA AVG; Annona stg. l., with statuette of Aequitas and cornucopiae; to l., modius with corn ears; to r., stern of ship
RIC 137 (C2). BMC 153. BNC 152.
Acquired from Dr. Busso Peus Nachf., September 2019.

Ensuring that the urban plebs were well fed was an important responsibility of the emperor. The reliability of the imperial grain supply from Africa was crucial. This sestertius struck in 80-81 by Titus advertises his commitment, through the auspices of Annona, to fairly provide enough bread for the dole. Annona holding a figure of Aequitas, while standing next to a modius full of corn, and with a docked grain ship in the background was explicitly powerful propaganda. Every pleb had little doubt who to thank for their daily bread. This fairly common sestertius was struck during Titus' great issue of bronze in 80-81. Oddly, the reverse lacks the Senatus Consulto decree seen on most of his imperial bronze.

A fabulous portrait in fine style.
3 commentsDavid Atherton
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Titus, Denarius, ANNONA AVG12 viewsAR Denarius
Titus
Caesar: 70 -79AD
Augustus: 79 - 81AD
Issued: 78 - 79AD
17.5mm
O: T CAESAR VESPASIANVS; Laureate head, right.
R: ANNONA AVG; Annona seated left, holding grain ears.
Rome Mint
RIC 200
Aorta: 186: B3, O11, R6, T8, M4.
ECIN Associates CICF 2013
4/3/17
Nicholas Z
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Trajan35 viewsTrajan Sestertius. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP, laureate bust right / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Annona standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopiae; modius with grain ears and prow at her feet; SC. Cohen 469. RIC 492,
sear5 #3195
1 commentsancientone
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Trajan - AE sestertius5 viewsRome
108-110 AD
laureate bust right, draped left shoulder
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Annona standing left holding cornucopiae and grain ears; modius on left and prow of galley right
SPQROPTIMO PRINCIPI
S C
Woytek 323bD, Banti 118, RIC II 492, BMCRE III 782, Cohen 469
24,15g
Johny SYSEL
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Trajan - AE sestertius4 viewsRome
108-110 AD
laureate bust right, draped left shoulder
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Annona standing left holding cornucopiae and grain ears; modius on left and prow of galley right
SPQROPTIMO PRINCIPI
S C
Woytek 323bD, Banti 118, RIC II 492, BMCRE III 782, Cohen 469
21,24g
Johny SYSEL
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Trajan AE Sestertius, SPQR Annona RIC 49238 viewsTrajan Sestertius. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAINO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS II PP, laureate bust right / S.P.Q.R. OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Annona standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopiae; modius with grain ears and prow at her feet; SC. Ref Trajan AE Sestertius, RIC 492, Cohen 469, BMC 781mattpat
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Trajan Denarius - Annona (RIC II 245)33 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 112-117AD
2.79g

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R), draped far shoulder.
IMP TRAIANO AUG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP

Rev: ANNONA standing (L) holding cornucopia, child at her feet. ALIM (ENTA) ITAL (IA) in exergue.

Commemorates the Alimenta Italia , a welfare system developed by the emperor for poor and orphaned children.

RIC II 245 RSC 9
1 commentsKained but Able
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Trajan Denarius - Annona (RIC II 245)45 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 112-117AD
2.89g

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R), draped far shoulder.
IMP TRAIANO AUG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP


Rev: ANNONA standing (L) holding cornucopia and grain ears, child at her feet. ALIM(ENTA) ITAL(IA) in exergue.

During his reign, Trajan completed a number of civil works and improvements and made many political reforms. He continued ,and increased, Nerva's policies of helping the destitute citizens of Italy. With this Alimenta Trajan made sure that the poor of Italy, mainly the children, would not starve. This program also ensured the children of Italy would also be educated as well.

SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI


RIC II 243 RSC 9
Kained but Able
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Trajan Denarius - Annona ii (RIC II 167)48 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 112-117AD
2.91g

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R), draped far shoulder.
IMP TRAIANO AUG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP

Rev: ANNONA standing holding grain ears and cornucopia, modius filled with grain ears below, prow of ship at side.
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI

RIC II 167 RSC 467
Kained but Able
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Trajan Denarius Annona33 viewsAR Denarius
Trajan 98-117 CE
Diameter: 19 mm, Weight: 3.56 grams, Die axis: 7h

Obverse: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP
Laureate bust to right, with medusa aegis

Reverse: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Annona standing left, holding grain ears in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left, modius to left, stern of galley to right.

Mint: Rome

Notes:
- Dates between 103 and 111 CE

Ex Silbury Coins
1 commentsPharsalos
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Trajan Dupondius 10 viewsObverse: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, radiate head of Trajan right.


Reverse: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C, Annona standing left, holing corn-ears over modius and
cornucopiae, prow of ship to right.

RIC: 494. Sear: 3221. [Rome, AD 107].

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.1 g.

Britanikus
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Trajan RIC 165; Woytek 212c31 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. ca. 106-107 AD. (2.98g; 19mm) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Laureate bust right, wearing aegis. Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Annona standing left, holding corn ears and cornucopia; modius to left, prow to right.
Woytek 212c; RIC 165; RSC 468

Ex: Pecunem

Really impressive aegis on this one.
Paddy
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Trajan RIC 167; Woytek 212f71 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. ca 106-107 AD. (3.30g, 19mm) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Annona standing left, holding corn ears and cornucopia; modius to left, prow toright.
Woytek 212f; RIC 167; RSC 467d

Ex: G&N

My favorite bust and potrait type of Trajan.
2 commentsPaddy
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Trajan RIC 243; Woytek 395a37 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 112-113 AD. (3.26g, 18mm) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, Laureate head right. Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI / ALIM ITAL. Annona standing left, holding cornucopia and grain ears over child at feet left.
Woytek 395a; RIC 243; RSC 9

Ex: Pecunem
2 commentsPaddy
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Trajan RIC 492; Woytek 323b-233 viewsTRAJAN (98-117). AE Sestertius. Rome Mint. Second half 107-110 AD. (26.17g; 33mm) Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder. Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S - C, Annona standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopia. Modius left, prow right.
Woytek 323b; RIC 492

Ex: Pecunem
Paddy
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Trajan RIC II, 428101 viewsTrajan 98 - 117
AE - Dupondius, 13.38g, 28mm
Rome 101
obv. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM
radiate head r.
rev. TR POT - COS IIII PP
Abundantia sitting l. on throne made of 2 cornucopiae,
holding long sceptre in r. hand, leaning l. arm on back
exergue: SC
RIC II, 428; C.639; BMCR.748
about VF

To the figure on the rev.:
Strack: "Very difficult to identify with certainty. May be a combination of Annona and Securitas."
Mattingly: "Could be Iustitia-Astraea, the goddess of the Golden Age."
Curtis Clay: "So it seems better to stick with Strack's original judgment: Identity unknown!"
Jochen
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Trajan Sestertius30 viewsSestertius, 103-111 AD, Rome.
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DA P M TR P COS V P P, laureate head right with drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S - C, Annona standing left, holding ears of corn and cornucopiae; modius with grain ears to left, prow to right at her feet.
RIC 492
Tanit
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Trajan, RIC 459, Sestertius of AD 108-111 (Alim Ital)59 views Sestertius (27.6g, 32mm, 6h) Rome mint. Struck AD 110.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate head of Trajan right; draped over left shoulder.
Rev.: SPQROPTIMO PRINCIPI (around) ALIMITAL (in ex.) S C (in field), Annona standing left, a cornucopiae and holding two corn ears above a child standing at left.
RIC 459 [S]; Cohen 7; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 103:53

This type advertises Trajan's expansion of Nerva's charity to the poor children of Italy.
Charles S
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Trajan, RIC 492, Dupondius of AD 103-111 (Annona)15 views Dupondius (12.4g, 27-28mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 103-111.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V P P, laureate head of Trajan facing right; draped left shoulder with aegis.
Rev.: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI (around), S C (in ex.), Annona standing left right corn ears left cornucopiae, modius at feet, ship's prow behind.
RIC 492; Cohen 470
Charles S
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Trajan, RIC 604, Sestertius of AD 112-114 (Annona with child)30 views Sestertius (24.4g, 33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 116.
Obv/ IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate head of Trajan facing right.
Rev/ S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI[around] ALIM ITAL [in ex] S C [in field], Annona standing left, child at feet, holding two corn ears and a cornucopiae.
RIC 604; Cohen 10; Strack 419
ex Bolaffi Ambassador Auction (2008)

Expansion of Nerva's charity to poor children
Charles S
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Trebonianus Gallus Annona RIC 3115 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, Antoninianus, Rome, 251 - 253 AD, RIC IVc page 162 31, Cohen 17
OBV: IMP CAES C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right,
REV: ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing right, holding rudder upright
and corn ears, left foot on prow

Listed as RARE
Romanorvm
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Valerian I Antoninianus, RIC 69 21 viewsValerian I Antoninianus
IMPCPLICVALERIANVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / ANONNAAVG - Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia.
21-23mm / 3.96g
1 commentsJiminey
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Valerian I, RIC V(1)-069 Rome15 viewsBillon Antoninianus
Rome mint, 255-256 A.D.
21mm, 2.79g
RIC V(1)-69, RSCv.4-13

Obverse:
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG
Radiate and draped bust right.

Reverse:
ANNONA AVGG
Annona standing left, holding ears of corn and cornucopiae; at foot, modius.
rubadub
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Vespasian Denarius A.D. 77-78, RIC 966, RSC 30, BMC 29834 viewsCAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left / ANNONA AVG, Annona seated left, holding bundle of corn-ears on lap.TheEmpireNeverEnded
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VESPASIAN Denarius RIC 964, Annona31 viewsOBV: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right
REV: ANNONA AVG, Annona seated left holding bundle of corn ears in her lap
3.1g, 18mm

Minted at Rome, 77-8 AD
Legatus
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Vespasian RIC II 096425 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint, 77-78 A.D. (3.39g, 19.7m, 6h). Obv: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right. Rev: ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left with stack of corn ears. RIC II 964, BMC 295, RSC 28. Ex CNG.

A decent example of a more common denarius of Vespasian. Without much wear, the reverse is marred by what has been described as a worn die.

Annona was the divine personification of the grain supply to Rome. She lacks a precedent in the Republic, but became an Imperial propaganda tool reflecting the emperors ability to care for his people by ensuring the grain supply.
1 commentsLucas H
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Vespasian RIC II 0964 Legend Error16 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 77-78 A.D. (3.45g, 17.5mm, 6h). Obv: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVS, laureate head right. Rev: AANNONA AVG, Annona std. l. with sack of corn ears. RIC II 964; RSC 28.

Annona is the goddess or personification of the grain supply in Rome. This example has an interesting obverse legend error of AVS instead of AVG, the second in my collection to save the same letter mix up (V980). The obverse is well centered and has a good portrait of Vespasian as well.
1 commentsLucas H
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Vespasian RIC II 096632 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint, 77-78 A.D. (3.25g, 19.2m, 6h). Obv: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left. Rev: ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left with stack of corn ears. RIC II 966 (R), BMC 298, RSC 30.

Minted in conjunction with an agricultural series, Annona served as an Imperial propaganda tool reflecting the emperors ability to care for his people by ensuring the grain supply.

Annona is one of the most common of the reverses from this series, but not with the left facing portrait, which as always, are much less frequent.
1 commentsLucas H
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Vespasian RIC-964136 viewsAR Denarius, 3.60g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
Obv: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ANNONA AVG; Annona, draped, seated l. on throne, adorned with corn-ears, feet on stool, holding on her lap a sack or corn-ears open, the ties, looped at one end, in her hands
RIC 964 (C2). BMC 295. RSC 28. BNC 258.

This reverse possibly belongs to a series of coins that outlineD an agricultural programme of the reign. Many other denarii were issued at the same time with a similar 'country' feel to them, notably: the modius reverse, Ceres either seated or standing, sow with piglets, goat-herd milking a she-goat, bull, and the two oxen reverse.

A wonderful coin in excellent condition. The obverse detail is so crisp, I'm inclined to believe that the die was used for aureii too.
2 commentsVespasian70
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Vespasian RIC-966103 viewsAR Denarius, 3.25g
Rome mint, 77-78 AD
Obv: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: ANNONA AVG; Annona std. l., with sack of corn ears
RIC 966 (R). BMC 298. RSC 30. BNC 260.
Acquired from Ancient Treasures, April 2008.

The left facing portrait of this type is rated as rare in the RIC. Minted at a ratio of 10:1 to the right facing examples.

A very hard type for me to find. The obverse is a bit off centre, but not distractingly so.
1 commentsVespasian70
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Vespasian RIC-98996 views Sestertius, 21.45g
Rome mint, 77-78 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN COS VIII; Head of Vespasian, laurerate, l.
Rev: ANNONA AVGVST; S C in field; Annona std. l., with sack of corn ears
RIC 989 (R3). BMC -. BNC 766.
Ex eBay, 13 April 2019.

The bronze issue of 77-78 struck at Rome was quite small, all the sestertii from it are considered rare. The 'IMP CAESAR' left facing obverse portrait with Annona reverse is listed in RIC as unique with one specimen cited from the Paris collection. None are listed in the RIC II Addenda. This then is the second known specimen, a double die match with the Paris coin.

A classic severe portrait (B. Levick called them 'straining' portraits) combined with a beautiful dark olive green patina.
7 commentsDavid Atherton
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Vespasian, 69 - 79 AD32 viewsObv: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head of Vespasian facing right.

Rev: ANNONA AVG, Annona seated left, holding a sack of corn-ears on her lap.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 77 - 78 AD

3.4 grams, 18.6 mm, 180

RIC IIi 964 (new edition), RSC 28, S2280, VM 9
2 commentsSPQR Matt
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Vespasian. Denarius 78-79 AD.18 viewsCAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right.
ANNONA AVG, Annona enthroned left, holding sack of corn-ears on lap.

RIC 131(b)
1 commentsPedja R
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VII-COMMODUS -a- 006 Sestertius RIC III/35049 viewsAv) M COMMODVS ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureate head right

Rv) TRP VIII IMP V COS IIII PP SC
Annona standing left, holding cornucopia and holding in the other hand a small statuette (maybe Concordia?). Left we can sea a modius with corn-ears, right there is part of a ship on which are two figures and one Victoria

Weight: 30,33g; : 31mm; Reference: RIC III/350 ROME mint ;struck 183 A.D. First Emission
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[18H907] Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Sepphoris, Galilee219 viewsBronze AE 23, Hendin 907, BMC 5, Fair, 7.41g, 23.1mm, 0o, Sepphoris mint, 98 - 117 A.D.; obverse TPAIANOS AYTO]-KPA[TWP EDWKEN, laureate head right; reverse SEPFW/RHNWN, eight-branched palm bearing two bunches of dates.

At the crossroads of the Via Maris and the Acre-Tiberias roads, Sepphoris was the capital of Galilee and Herod Antipas' first capital. Damaged by a riot, Antipas ordered Sepphoris be rebuilt. Flavius Josephus described the rebuilt Sepphoris as the "ornament of all Galilee." Since Sepphoris was only five miles north of Nazareth, Jesus and Joseph may have found work in Antipas' rebuilding projects. Sepphoris was built on a hill and visible for miles. This may be the city that Jesus spoke of when He said, "A city set on a hill cannot be hidden."

Marcus Ulpius Traianus, a brilliant general and administrator was adopted and proclaimed emperor by the aging Nerva in 98 A.D. Regarded as one of Rome's greatest emperors, Trajan was responsible for the annexation of Dacia, the invasion of Arabia and an extensive and lavish building program across the empire. Under Trajan, Rome reached its greatest extent. Shortly after the annexation of Mesopotamia and Armenia, Trajan was forced to withdraw from most of the new Arabian provinces. While returning to Rome to direct operations against the new threats, Trajan died at Selinus in Cilicia.
See: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/indexfrm.asp?vpar=55&pos=0.


De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

Trajan (A.D. 98-117)

Herbert W. Benario
Emory University

Introduction and Sources
"During a happy period of more than fourscore years, the public administration was conducted by the virtue and abilities of Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, and the two Antonines. It is the design of this and of the two succeeding chapters to describe the prosperous condition of their empire, and afterwards, from the death of Marcus Antoninus, to deduce the most important circumstances of its decline and fall, a revolution which will ever be remembered and is still felt by the nations of the earth."

This is perhaps the most important and best known of all Edward Gibbon's famous dicta about his vast subject, and particularly that period which he admired the most. It was a concatenation of chance and events which brought to the first position of the principate five men, each very different from the others, who each, in his own way, brought integrity and a sense of public duty to his tasks. Nerva's tenure was brief, as many no doubt had expected and hoped it would be, and perhaps his greatest achievement was to choose Trajan as his adoptive son and intended successor. It was a splendid choice. Trajan was one of Rome's most admirable figures, a man who merited the renown which he enjoyed in his lifetime and in subsequent generations.

The sources for the man and his principate are disappointingly skimpy. There is no contemporaneous historian who can illuminate the period. Tacitus speaks only occasionally of Trajan, there is no biography by Suetonius, nor even one by the author of the late and largely fraudulent Historia Augusta. (However, a modern version of what such a life might have been like has been composed by A. Birley, entirely based upon ancient evidence. It is very useful.) Pliny the Younger tells us the most, in his Panegyricus, his long address of thanks to the emperor upon assuming the consulship in late 100, and in his letters. Pliny was a wordy and congenial man, who reveals a great deal about his senatorial peers and their relations with the emperor, above all, of course, his own. The most important part is the tenth book of his Epistulae, which contains the correspondence between him, while serving in Bithynia, and the emperor, to whom he referred all manner of problems, important as well as trivial. Best known are the pair (96,97) dealing with the Christians and what was to be done with them. These would be extraordinarily valuable if we could be sure that the imperial replies stemmed directly from Trajan, but that is more than one can claim. The imperial chancellery had developed greatly in previous decades and might pen these communications after only the most general directions from the emperor. The letters are nonetheless unique in the insight they offer into the emperor's mind.

Cassius Dio, who wrote in the decade of the 230s, wrote a long imperial history which has survived only in abbreviated form in book LXVIII for the Trajanic period. The rhetorician Dio of Prusa, a contemporary of the emperor, offers little of value. Fourth-century epitomators, Aurelius Victor and Eutropius, offer some useful material. Inscriptions, coins, papyri, and legal texts are of major importance. Since Trajan was a builder of many significant projects, archaeology contributes mightily to our understanding of the man.

Early Life and Career
The patria of the Ulpii was Italica, in Spanish Baetica , where their ancestors had settled late in the third century B.C. This indicates that the Italian origin was paramount, yet it has recently been cogently argued that the family's ancestry was local, with Trajan senior actually a Traius who was adopted into the family of the Ulpii. Trajan's father was the first member of the family to pursue a senatorial career; it proved to be a very successful one. Born probably about the year 30, he perhaps commanded a legion under Corbulo in the early sixties and then was legate of legio X Fretensis under Vespasian, governor of Judaea. Success in the Jewish War was rewarded by the governorship of an unknown province and then a consulate in 70. He was thereafter adlected by the emperor in patricios and sent to govern Baetica. Then followed the governorship of one of the major military provinces, Syria, where he prevented a Parthian threat of invasion, and in 79/80 he was proconsul of Asia, one of the two provinces (the other was Africa) which capped a senatorial career. His public service now effectively over, he lived on in honor and distinction, in all likelihood seeing his son emperor. He probably died before 100. He was deified in 113 and his titulature read divus Traianus pater. Since his son was also the adoptive son of Nerva, the emperor had officially two fathers, a unique circumstance.

The son was born in Italica on September 18, 53; his mother was Marcia, who had given birth to a daughter, Ulpia Marciana, five years before the birth of the son. In the mid seventies, he was a legionary legate under his father in Syria. He then married a lady from Nemausus (Nimes) in Gallia Narbonensis, Pompeia Plotina, was quaestor about 78 and praetor about 84. In 86, he became one of the child Hadrian's guardians. He was then appointed legate of legio VII Gemina in Hispania Tarraconensis, from which he marched at Domitian's orders in 89 to crush the uprising of Antonius Saturninus along the Rhine. He next fought in Domitian's war against the Germans along Rhine and Danube and was rewarded with an ordinary consulship in 91. Soon followed the governorship of Moesia inferior and then that of Germania superior, with his headquarters at Moguntiacum (Mainz), whither Hadrian brought him the news in autumn 97 that he had been adopted by the emperor Nerva, as co-ruler and intended successor. Already recipient of the title imperator and possessor of the tribunician power, when Nerva died on January 27, 98, Trajan became emperor in a smooth transition of power which marked the next three quarters of a century.

Early Years through the Dacian Wars
Trajan did not return immediately to Rome. He chose to stay in his German province and settle affairs on that frontier. He showed that he approved Domitian's arrangements, with the establishment of two provinces, their large military garrisons, and the beginnings of the limes. Those who might have wished for a renewed war of conquest against the Germans were disappointed. The historian Tacitus may well have been one of these.

Trajan then visited the crucial Danube provinces of Pannonia and Moesia, where the Dacian king Decebalus had caused much difficulty for the Romans and had inflicted a heavy defeat upon a Roman army about a decade before. Domitian had established a modus vivendi with Decebalus, essentially buying his good behavior, but the latter had then continued his activities hostile to Rome. Trajan clearly thought that this corner of empire would require his personal attention and a lasting and satisfactory solution.

Trajan spent the year 100 in Rome, seeing to the honors and deification of his predecessor, establishing good and sensitive relations with the senate, in sharp contrast with Domitian's "war against the senate." Yet his policies essentially continued Domitian's; he was no less master of the state and the ultimate authority over individuals, but his good nature and respect for those who had until recently been his peers if not his superiors won him great favor. He was called optimus by the people and that word began to appear among his titulature, although it had not been decreed by the senate. Yet his thoughts were ever on the Danube. Preparations for a great campaign were under way, particularly with transfers of legions and their attendant auxiliaries from Germany and Britain and other provinces and the establishment of two new ones, II Traiana and XXX Ulpia, which brought the total muster to 30, the highest number yet reached in the empire's history.

In 101 the emperor took the field. The war was one which required all his military abilities and all the engineering and discipline for which the Roman army was renowned. Trajan was fortunate to have Apollodorus of Damascus in his service, who built a roadway through the Iron Gates by cantilevering it from the sheer face of the rock so that the army seemingly marched on water. He was also to build a great bridge across the Danube, with 60 stone piers (traces of this bridge still survive). When Trajan was ready to move he moved with great speed, probably driving into the heart of Dacian territory with two columns, until, in 102, Decebalus chose to capitulate. He prostrated himself before Trajan and swore obedience; he was to become a client king. Trajan returned to Rome and added the title Dacicus to his titulature.

Decebalus, however, once left to his own devices, undertook to challenge Rome again, by raids across the Danube into Roman territory and by attempting to stir up some of the tribes north of the river against her. Trajan took the field again in 106, intending this time to finish the job of Decebalus' subjugation. It was a brutal struggle, with some of the characteristics of a war of extirpation, until the Dacian king, driven from his capital of Sarmizegethusa and hunted like an animal, chose to commit suicide rather than to be paraded in a Roman triumph and then be put to death.

The war was over. It had taxed Roman resources, with 11 legions involved, but the rewards were great. Trajan celebrated a great triumph, which lasted 123 days and entertained the populace with a vast display of gladiators and animals. The land was established as a province, the first on the north side of the Danube. Much of the native population which had survived warfare was killed or enslaved, their place taken by immigrants from other parts of the empire. The vast wealth of Dacian mines came to Rome as war booty, enabling Trajan to support an extensive building program almost everywhere, but above all in Italy and in Rome. In the capital, Apollodorus designed and built in the huge forum already under construction a sculpted column, precisely 100 Roman feet high, with 23 spiral bands filled with 2500 figures, which depicted, like a scroll being unwound, the history of both Dacian wars. It was, and still is, one of the great achievements of imperial "propaganda." In southern Dacia, at Adamklissi, a large tropaeum was built on a hill, visible from a great distance, as a tangible statement of Rome's domination. Its effect was similar to that of Augustus' monument at La Turbie above Monaco; both were constant reminders for the inhabitants who gazed at it that they had once been free and were now subjects of a greater power.

Administration and Social Policy
The chief feature of Trajan's administration was his good relations with the senate, which allowed him to accomplish whatever he wished without general opposition. His auctoritas was more important than his imperium. At the very beginning of Trajan's reign, the historian Tacitus, in the biography of his father-in-law Agricola, spoke of the newly won compatibility of one-man rule and individual liberty established by Nerva and expanded by Trajan (Agr. 3.1, primo statim beatissimi saeculi ortu Nerva Caesar res olim dissociabiles miscuerit, principatum ac libertatem, augeatque cotidie felicitatem temporum Nerva Traianus,.) [13] At the end of the work, Tacitus comments, when speaking of Agricola's death, that he had forecast the principate of Trajan but had died too soon to see it (Agr. 44.5, ei non licuit durare in hanc beatissimi saeculi lucem ac principem Traianum videre, quod augurio votisque apud nostras aures ominabatur,.) Whether one believes that principate and liberty had truly been made compatible or not, this evidently was the belief of the aristocracy of Rome. Trajan, by character and actions, contributed to this belief, and he undertook to reward his associates with high office and significant promotions. During his principate, he himself held only 6 consulates, while arranging for third consulates for several of his friends. Vespasian had been consul 9 times, Titus 8, Domitian 17! In the history of the empire there were only 12 or 13 private who reached the eminence of third consulates. Agrippa had been the first, L. Vitellius the second. Under Trajan there were 3: Sex. Iulius Frontinus (100), T. Vestricius Spurinna (100), and L. Licinius Sura (107). There were also 10 who held second consulships: L. Iulius Ursus Servianus (102), M.' Laberius Maximus (103), Q. Glitius Atilius Agricola (103), P. Metilius Sabinus Nepos (103?), Sex. Attius Suburanus Aemilianus (104), Ti. Iulius Candidus Marius Celsus (105), C. Antius A. Iulius Quadratus (105), Q. Sosius Senecio (107), A. Cornelius Palma Frontonianus (109), and L. Publilius Celsus (113). These men were essentially his close associates from pre-imperial days and his prime military commanders in the Dacian wars.

One major administrative innovation can be credited to Trajan. This was the introduction of curators who, as representatives of the central government, assumed financial control of local communities, both in Italy and the provinces. Pliny in Bithynia is the best known of these imperial officials. The inexorable shift from freedmen to equestrians in the imperial ministries continued, to culminate under Hadrian, and he devoted much attention and considerable state resources to the expansion of the alimentary system, which purposed to support orphans throughout Italy. The splendid arch at Beneventum represents Trajan as a civilian emperor, with scenes of ordinary life and numerous children depicted, which underscored the prosperity of Italy.

The satirist Juvenal, a contemporary of the emperor, in one of his best known judgments, laments that the citizen of Rome, once master of the world, is now content only with "bread and circuses."

Nam qui dabat olim / imperium, fasces, legiones, omnia, nunc se / continet, atque duas tantum res anxius optat, / panem et circenses. (X 78-81)

Trajan certainly took advantage of that mood, indeed exacerbated it, by improving the reliabilty of the grain supply (the harbor at Ostia and the distribution system as exemplified in the Mercati in Rome). Fronto did not entirely approve, if indeed he approved at all. The plebs esteemed the emperor for the glory he had brought Rome, for the great wealth he had won which he turned to public uses, and for his personality and manner. Though emperor, he prided himself upon being civilis, a term which indicated comportment suitable for a Roman citizen.

There was only one major addition to the Rome's empire other than Dacia in the first decade and a half of Trajan's reign. This was the province of Arabia, which followed upon the absorption of the Nabataean kingdom (105-106).

Building Projects
Trajan had significant effect upon the infrastructure of both Rome and Italy. His greatest monument in the city, if the single word "monument" can effectively describe the complex, was the forum which bore his name, much the largest, and the last, of the series known as the "imperial fora." Excavation for a new forum had already begun under Domitian, but it was Apollodorus who designed and built the whole. Enormous in its extent, the Basilica Ulpia was the centerpiece, the largest wood roofed building in the Roman world. In the open courtyard before it was an equestrian statue of Trajan, behind it was the column; there were libraries, one for Latin scrolls, the other for Greek, on each side. A significant omission was a temple; this circumstance was later rectified by Hadrian, who built a large temple to the deified Trajan and Plotina.

The column was both a history in stone and the intended mausoleum for the emperor, whose ashes were indeed placed in the column base. An inscription over the doorway, somewhat cryptic because part of the text has disappeared, reads as follows:

Senatus populusque Romanus imp. Caesari divi Nervae f. Nervae Traiano Aug. Germ. Dacico pontif. Maximo trib. pot. XVII imp. VI p.p. ad declarandum quantae altitudinis mons et locus tant[is oper]ibus sit egestus (Smallwood 378)

On the north side of the forum, built into the slopes of the Quirinal hill, were the Markets of Trajan, which served as a shopping mall and the headquarters of the annona, the agency responsible for the receipt and distribution of grain.

On the Esquiline hill was constructed the first of the huge imperial baths, using a large part of Nero's Domus Aurea as its foundations. On the other side of the river a new aqueduct was constructed, which drew its water from Lake Bracciano and ran some 60 kilometers to the heights of the Janiculum Hill. It was dedicated in 109. A section of its channel survives in the basement of the American Academy in Rome.

The arch in Beneventum is the most significant monument elsewhere in Italy. It was dedicated in 114, to mark the beginning of the new Via Traiana, which offered an easier route to Brundisium than that of the ancient Via Appia.

Trajan devoted much attention to the construction and improvement of harbors. His new hexagonal harbor at Ostia at last made that port the most significant in Italy, supplanting Puteoli, so that henceforth the grain ships docked there and their cargo was shipped by barge up the Tiber to Rome. Terracina benefited as well from harbor improvements, and the Via Appia now ran directly through the city along a new route, with some 130 Roman feet of sheer cliff being cut away so that the highway could bend along the coast. Ancona on the Adriatic Sea became the major harbor on that coast for central Italy in 114-115, and Trajan's activity was commemorated by an arch. The inscription reports that the senate and people dedicated it to the []iprovidentissimo principi quod accessum Italiae hoc etiam addito ex pecunia sua portu tutiorem navigantibus reddiderit (Smallwood 387). Centumcellae, the modern Civitavecchia, also profited from a new harbor. The emperor enjoyed staying there, and on at least one occasion summoned his consilium there.

Elsewhere in the empire the great bridge at Alcantara in Spain, spanning the Tagus River, still in use, testifies to the significant attention the emperor gave to the improvement of communication throughout his entire domain.

Family Relations; the Women
After the death of his father, Trajan had no close male relatives. His life was as closely linked with his wife and female relations as that of any of his predecessors; these women played enormously important roles in the empire's public life, and received honors perhaps unparalleled. His wife, Pompeia Plotina, is reported to have said, when she entered the imperial palace in Rome for the first time, that she hoped she would leave it the same person she was when she entered. She received the title Augusta no later than 105. She survived Trajan, dying probably in 121, and was honored by Hadrian with a temple, which she shared with her husband, in the great forum which the latter had built.

His sister Marciana, five years his elder, and he shared a close affection. She received the title Augusta, along with Plotina, in 105 and was deified in 112 upon her death. Her daughter Matidia became Augusta upon her mother's death, and in her turn was deified in 119. Both women received substantial monuments in the Campus Martius, there being basilicas of each and a temple of divae Matidiae. Hadrian was responsible for these buildings, which were located near the later temple of the deified Hadrian, not far from the column of Marcus Aurelius.

Matidia's daughter, Sabina, was married to Hadrian in the year 100. The union survived almost to the end of Hadrian's subsequent principate, in spite of the mutual loathing that they had for each other. Sabina was Trajan's great niece, and thereby furnished Hadrian a crucial link to Trajan.

The women played public roles as significant as any of their predecessors. They traveled with the emperor on public business and were involved in major decisions. They were honored throughout the empire, on monuments as well as in inscriptions. Plotina, Marciana, and Matidia, for example, were all honored on the arch at Ancona along with Trajan.

The Parthian War
In 113, Trajan began preparations for a decisive war against Parthia. He had been a "civilian" emperor for seven years, since his victory over the Dacians, and may well have yearned for a last, great military achievement, which would rival that of Alexander the Great. Yet there was a significant cause for war in the Realpolitik of Roman-Parthian relations, since the Parthians had placed a candidate of their choice upon the throne of Armenia without consultation and approval of Rome. When Trajan departed Rome for Antioch, in a leisurely tour of the eastern empire while his army was being mustered, he probably intended to destroy at last Parthia's capabilities to rival Rome's power and to reduce her to the status of a province (or provinces). It was a great enterprise, marked by initial success but ultimate disappointment and failure.

In 114 he attacked the enemy through Armenia and then, over three more years, turned east and south, passing through Mesopotamia and taking Babylon and the capital of Ctesiphon. He then is said to have reached the Persian Gulf and to have lamented that he was too old to go further in Alexander's footsteps. In early 116 he received the title Parthicus.

The territories, however, which had been handily won, were much more difficult to hold. Uprisings among the conquered peoples, and particularly among the Jews in Palestine and the Diaspora, caused him to gradually resign Roman rule over these newly-established provinces as he returned westward. The revolts were brutally suppressed. In mid 117, Trajan, now a sick man, was slowly returning to Italy, having left Hadrian in command in the east, when he died in Selinus of Cilicia on August 9, having designated Hadrian as his successor while on his death bed. Rumor had it that Plotina and Matidia were responsible for the choice, made when the emperor was already dead. Be that as it may, there was no realistic rival to Hadrian, linked by blood and marriage to Trajan and now in command of the empire's largest military forces. Hadrian received notification of his designation on August 11, and that day marked his dies imperii. Among Hadrian's first acts was to give up all of Trajan's eastern conquests.

Trajan's honors and reputation
Hadrian saw to it that Trajan received all customary honors: the late emperor was declared a divus, his victories were commemorated in a great triumph, and his ashes were placed in the base of his column. Trajan's reputation remained unimpaired, in spite of the ultimate failure of his last campaigns. Early in his principate, he had unofficially been honored with the title optimus, "the best," which long described him even before it became, in 114, part of his official titulature. His correspondence with Pliny enables posterity to gain an intimate sense of the emperor in action. His concern for justice and the well-being of his subjects is underscored by his comment to Pliny, when faced with the question of the Christians, that they were not to be sought out, "nor is it appropriate to our age." At the onset of his principate, Tacitus called Trajan's accession the beginning of a beatissimum saeculum, and so it remained in the public mind. Admired by the people, respected by the senatorial aristocracy, he faced no internal difficulties, with no rival nor opposition. His powers were as extensive as Domitian's had been, but his use and display of these powers were very different from those of his predecessor, who had claimed to be deus et dominus. Not claiming to be a god, he was recognized in the official iconography of sculpture as Jupiter's viceregent on earth, so depicted on the attic reliefs of the Beneventan arch. The passage of time increased Trajan's aura rather than diminished it. In the late fourth century, when the Roman Empire had dramatically changed in character from what it had been in Trajan's time, each new emperor was hailed with the prayer, felicior Augusto, melior Traiano, "may he be luckier than Augustus and better than Trajan." That reputation has essentially survived into the present day.

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[906a]Commodus, March or April 177 - 31 Dec 192 A.D.168 viewsCOMMODUS AR silver denarius. RSC 190. RCV 5644. 16.5mm, 2.3g. F. Obverse: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, bust of Commodus wearing lion skin in imitation of Hercules and Alexander the Great, facing right; Reverse: HER-CVL RO-MAN AV-GV either side of club of Hercules, all in wreath. RARE. Ex Incitatus.

This coin refers to Commodus' belief that he was Hercules reincarnated. According to the historian Herodian, "he issued orders that he was to be called not Commodus, son of Marcus, but Hercules, son of Jupiter. Abandoning the Roman and imperial mode of dress, he donned the lion-skin, and carried the club of Hercules..." (Joseph Sermarini).

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Commodus (A.D. 180-192)

Dennis Quinn

Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus, the son of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his wife-cousin Faustina, was born in Lanuvium in 161 AD. Commodus was named Caesar at the age of 5, and co-Augustus at the age of 17, spending most of his early life accompanying his father on his campaigns against the Quadi and the Marcomanni along the Danubian frontier. His father died, possibly of the plague, at a military encampment at Bononia on the Danube on 17 March 180, leaving the Roman Empire to his nineteen-year-old son.[[1]] Upon hearing of his father's death, Commodus made preparations for Marcus' funeral, made concessions to the northern tribes, and made haste to return back to Rome in order to enjoy peace after nearly two decades of war. Commodus, and much of the Roman army behind him, entered the capital on 22 October, 180 in a triumphal procession, receiving a hero's welcome. Indeed, the youthful Commodus must have appeared in the parade as an icon of new, happier days to come; his arrival sparked the highest hopes in the Roman people, who believed he would rule as his father had ruled.[[2]]

The coins issued in his first year all display the triumphant general, a warrior in action who brought the spoils of victory to the citizens of Rome.[[3]] There is a great deal of evidence to support the fact that Commodus was popular among many of the people, at least for a majority of his reign. He seems to have been quite generous.[[4]]. Coin types from around 183 onward often contain the legend, Munificentia Augusta[[5]], indicating that generosity was indeed a part of his imperial program. Coins show nine occasions on which Commodus gave largesses, seven when he was sole emperor.[[6]] According to Dio, the emperor obtained some of this funding by taxing members of the senatorial class.[[7]] This policy of munificence certainly caused tensions between Commodus and the Senate. In 191 it was noted in the official Actus Urbis that the gods had given Commodus to Populus Senatusque Romanus. Normally the phrase Senatus Populusque Romanus was used. [[8]] While the Senate hated Commodus, the army and the lower classes loved him.[[9]] Because of the bad relationship between the Senate and Commodus as well as a senatorial conspiracy,[[10]] Rome "...was virtually governed by the praetorian prefects Perennis (182-185) and Cleander (186-9)."[[11]]

Commodus began to dress like the god Hercules, wearing lion skins and carrying a club.[[12]] Thus he appropriated the Antonines' traditional identification with Hercules, but even more aggressively. Commodus' complete identification with Hercules can be seen as an attempt to solidify his claim as new founder of Rome, which he now called the Colonia Lucia Annia Commodiana. This was legitimized by his direct link to Hercules, son of Father Jupiter.[[13]] He probably took the title of Hercules officially some time before mid-September 192.[[14]]

While the literary sources, especially Dio, Herodian, and the Historia Augusta, all ridicule the antics of his later career, they also give important insight into Commodus' relationship to the people.[[15]] His most important maneuver to solidify his claims as Hercules Romanus was to show himself as the god to the Roman people by taking part in spectacles in the amphitheater. Not only would Commodus fight and defeat the most skilled gladiators, he would also test his talents by encountering the most ferocious of the beasts.[[16]]

Commodus won all of his bouts against the gladiators.[[17]] The slayer of wild beasts, Hercules, was the mythical symbol of Commodus' rule, as protector of the Empire.[[18]]

During his final years he declared that his age should be called the "Golden Age."[[19]] He wanted all to revel in peace and happiness in his age of glory, praise the felicitas Commodi, the glorious libertas, his pietas, providential, his victoria and virtus aeterna.[[20]] Commodus wanted there to be no doubt that this "Golden Age" had been achieved through his munificence as Nobilissimus Princeps. He had declared a brand new day in Rome, founding it anew in 190, declaring himself the new Romulus.[[21]] Rome was now to be called Colonia Lucia Annia Commodiana, as noted above, and deemed "the Immortal," "the Fortunate," "the Universal Colony of the Earth."[[22]] Coins represent the archaic rituals of city-[re]foundation, identifying Commodus as a new founder and his age as new days.[[23]]

Also in 190 he renamed all the months to correspond exactly with his titles. From January, they run as follows: Lucius, Aelius, Aurelius, Commodus, Augustus, Herculeus, Romanus, Exsuperatorius, Amazonius, Invictus, Felix, Pius.[[24]] According to Dio Cassius, the changing of the names of the months was all part of Commodus' megalomania.[[25]] Commodus was the first and last in the Antonine dynasty to change the names of the months.


The legions were renamed Commodianae, the fleet which imported grain from Africa was called Alexandria Commodiana Togata, the Senate was deemed the Commodian Fortunate Senate, his palace and the Roman people were all given the name Commodianus.[[26]] The day that these new names were announced was also given a new title: Dies Commodianus.[[27]] Indeed, the emperor presented himself with growing vigor as the center of Roman life and the fountainhead of religion. New expressions of old religious thought and new cults previously restricted to private worship invade the highest level of imperial power.[[28]]

If Eusebius of Caesarea [[29]] is to be believed, the reign of Commodus inaugurated a period of numerous conversions to Christianity. Commodus did not pursue his father's prohibitions against the Christians, although he did not actually change their legal position. Rather, he relaxed persecutions, after minor efforts early in his reign.[[30]] Tradition credits Commodus's policy to the influence of his concubine Marcia; she was probably his favorite,[[31]] but it is not clear that she was a Christian.[[32]] More likely, Commodus preferred to neglect the sect, so that persecutions would not detract from his claims to be leading the Empire through a "Golden Age."[[33]]

During his reign several attempts were made on Commodus' life.[[34]] After a few botched efforts, an orchestrated plot was carried out early in December 192, apparently including his mistress Marcia. On 31 December an athlete named Narcissus strangled him in his bath,[[35]] and the emperor's memory was cursed. This brought an end to the Antonine Dynasty.


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Notes
[[1]] For a discussion of the circumstances surrounding the death of Marcus Aurelius, see A. R. Birley, Marcus Aurelius: A Biography -- rev. ed. -- (London, 1987), 210.
Aurelius Victor, De Caes. 16.4, writing around the year 360, claimed Aurelius died at Vindobona, modern Vienna. However, Tertullian, Apol. 25, who wrote some seventeen years after Marcus' death, fixed his place of death at Sirmium, twenty miles south of Bononia. A. R. Birley (Marcus Aurelius, 209-10) cogently argues Tertullian is much more accurate in his general description of where Marcus was campaigning during his last days.
For the dating of Marcus Aurelius' death and the accession of Commodus, see M. Hammond, The Antonine Monarchy (Rome, 1956), 179-80.

[[2]] For the army's attitude toward peace, the attitude of the city toward the peace, and the reception of the emperor and his forces into Rome, see Herodian, 1.7.1-4; for Commodus' subsequent political policies concerning the northern tribes, see G. Alfldy, "Der Friedesschluss des Kaisers Commodus mit den Germanen," Historia 20 (1971): 84-109.
For a commentary on the early years of Commodus in the public perception as days of optimism, see A. Garzetti, From Tiberius to the Antonines. A History of the Roman Empire A. D. 14-192 (London, 1974), 530. For a more critical, and much more negative portrayal, see the first chapter of F. Grosso, La lotta politica al tempo di Commodo (Turin, 1964).

[[3]]The gods Minerva and Jupiter Victor are invoked on the currency as harbingers of victory; Jupiter Conservator on his coins watches over Commodus and his Empire, and thanks is given to divine Providence (H. Mattingly, The Roman Imperial Coinage. Volume III: Antoninus Pius to Commodus, [London, 1930] 356-7, 366-7). In 181, new coin types appear defining the new reign of Commodus. Victory and peace are stressed. Coins extol Securitas Publica, Felicitas, Libertas, Annona, and Aequitas (ibid., 357).
By 186 Commodus is depicted as the victorious princes, the most noble of all born to the purple. Herodian (1.5.5) describes how Commodus boasted to his soldiers that he was born to be emperor. See also H. Chantraine, "Zur Religionspolitik des Commodus im Spiegel seiner Mnzen," Rmische Quatralschrift fr christliche Altertumskunde und fr Kirchengeschichte 70 (1975), 26. He is called Triumphator and Rector Orbis, and associated with the Nobilitas of Trojan descent (Mattingly, RIC III.359; idem, Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum. Volume IV: Antoninus Pius to Commodus, [Oxford, 1940], clxii).

[[4]] Dio tells us that Commodus liked giving gifts and often gave members of the populace 140 denarii apiece (Cass. Dio, 73.16), whereas the Historia Augusta reports that he gave each man 725 denarii (SHA, Comm., 16.3).

[[5]]Mattingly, RIC, III.358.

[[6]] Idem., CBM, IV.clxxiv.

[[7]]Cass. Dio, 73.16.

[[8]]M. P. Speidel, "Commodus the God-Emperor and the Army," Journal of Roman Studies 83 (1993), 113.

[[9]]Mattingly, CBM, IV.xii. Commodus was also popular amongst the northern divisions of the army because he allowed them to wield axes in battle, a practice banned by all preceding emperors. See, Speidel, JRS 83 (1993), 114.

[[10]]Infra, n. 34.

[[11]] H. Parker and B.H. Warmington, OCD2, s.v. "Commodus," col. 276; after 189, he was influenced by his mistress Marcia, Eclectus his chamberlain, and Laetus (who became praetorian prefect in 191 (Idem.).

[[12]]Herodian, 1.14.8. Hadrian appears on medallions in lion skins; but as far as the sources tell us, he never appeared in public in them. See J. Toynbee, Roman Medallions,(New York, 1986), 208.
He would often appear at public festivals and shows dressed in purple robes embroidered with gold. He would wear a crown made of gold, inlaid with the finest gems of India. He often carried a herald's staff as if imitating the god Mercury. According to Dio Cassius, Commodus' lion's skin and club were carried before him in the procession, and at the theaters these vestiges of Hercules were placed on a gilded chair for all to see (Cass. Dio, 73.17). For the implications of the golden chair carried in procession in relation to the imperial cult, see D. Fishwick, The Imperial Cult in the Latin West, (Leiden, 1987-91 ), 555.

[[13]] H. M. D. Parker, A History of the Roman World from A. D. 138 to 337, (London, 1935), 34; For medallions that express the relationship between Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius, and Lucius Verus extolling Hercules as a symbol of civic virtue, see Toynbee, Roman Medallions, 208. For a general statement on the symbolism of Hercules in the Antonine age, see M. Hammond, The Antonine Monarchy, 238.
For a discussion of Commodus' association with Hercules, see
Rostovtzeff, "Commodus-Hercules," 104-6.
Herodian spells out the emperor's metamorphosis in detail (1.14.8).

[[14]]See Speidel, "Commodus the God-Emperor," 114. He argues this general date because a papyrus from Egypt's Fayum records Hercules in Commodus' title on 11 October 192.

[[15]]For a preliminary example, Herodian writes (1.13.8), "people in general responded well to him."

[[16]]As Dio reports, Commodus, with his own hands, gave the finishing stroke to five hippopotami at one time. Commodus also killed two elephants, several rhinoceroses, and a giraffe with the greatest of ease. (Cass. Dio, 73.10), and with his left hand (ibid., 73.19). Herodian maintains that from his specially constructed terrace which encircled the arena (enabling Commodus to avoid risking his life by fighting these animals at close quarters), the emperor also killed deer, roebuck, various horned animals, lions, and leopards, always killing them painlessly with a single blow. He purportedly killed one hundred leopards with one hundred javelins, and he cleanly shot the heads off countless ostriches with crescent-headed arrows. The crowd cheered as these headless birds continued to run around the amphitheater (1.15-4-6; for Commodus' popularity at these brutal spectacles, see Birley, The African Emperor, 86) (and Dio tells his readers that in public Commodus was less brutal than he was in private [73.17ff]).

[[17]] According to Herodian (1.15-17), "In his gladiatorial combats, he defeated his opponents with ease, and he did no more than wound them, since they all submitted to him, but only because they knew he was the emperor, not because he was truly a gladiator."

[[18]]Webber, "The Antonines," CAH, XI.360.

[[19]]Cass. Dio, 73.15.

[[20]] Mattingly, RIC, III.361. For Commodus' propaganda of peace, see W. Webber, "The Antonines," CAH, XI.392.

[[21]] W. Webber, "The Antonines," CAH, XI.392-3. In 189 a coin type was issued with the legend Romulus Conditor, perhaps indicating he began the official renaming process during that year. For a discussion on Commodus as Romulus, see A. D. Nock, "The Emperor's Divine Comes," Journal of Roman Studies 37 (1947), 103.

[[22]] HA, Comm. 7.1; Cass. Dio, 73.15.

[[23]]Mattingly, RIC, III.361. See also, Webber, "The Antonines," CAH, XI.386.

[[24]]The title Felix is first used by the emperor Commodus, and is used in the titles of almost all successive emperors to the fifth century. See, D. Fishwick, The Imperial Cult in the Latin West (Leiden, 1987-91), 473.
HA, Comm., 12.315; Cass. Dio, 73.15; Herodian, I.14.9. These new names for the months seem to have actually been used, at least by the army, as confirmed by Tittianus' Altar. See M. P. Speidel, "Commodus the God-Emperor and the Army," Journal of Roman Studies 83 (1993), 112.

[[25]] Cass. Dio, 73.15.

[[26]]Legions:Idem.; the Grain fleet: SHA, Comm., 12.7. For a further discussion of Commodus' newly named fleet, see, A. Garzetti, From Tiberius to the Antonines, 547. For coins issued extolling the fleet, see Mattingly, CBM, IV.clxix; RIC, III.359; the Senate: Cass. Dio, 73.15; the Imperial Palace: SHA, Comm., 12.7; the Roman People: Ibid., 15.5.

[[27]]Cass. Dio, 73.15.

[[28]]Mattingly, CBM, IV.clxxxiv.

[[29]]Eusebius, Hist.Ecc., 5.21.1.

[[30]]For a discussion of the treatment of Christianity during the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus as well as persecutions during the reign of Commodus, see Keresztes, "A Favorable Aspect," 374, 376-377.

[[31]]Herodian, 1.16.4; Dio, 73.4. A Medallion from early 192 shows Commodus juxtaposed with the goddess Roma, which some scholars have argued incorporates the features of Marcia. See, Roman Medallions, "Introduction." Commodus was married, however, to a woman named Crispina. He commissioned several coins early in his rule to honor her.

[[32]]The Christian apologist Hippolytus tells that she was a Christian (Philos. 9.2.12), Dio tells that she simply favored the Christians (73.4). Herodian does not take a stand on the matter either way (1.16.4).

[[33]]Cass. Dio, 73.15. He pronounces Commodus' edict that his rule should be henceforth called the "Golden Age."

[[34]]H. Parker and B.H. Warmington note that Commodus..."resorted to government by means of favorites...which was exacerbated by an abortive conspiracy promoted by Lucilla and Ummidius Quadratus (182)." (OCD2, col. 276).

[[35]]Herodian, 1.17.2-11; Dio Cass., 73.22; SHA, Comm.,17.1-2.

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