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Abundance (Abundantia or Euthenia)

Abundantia to the Romans, Euthenia to the Greeks, personified abundance or plenty. Her attributes are stalks of grain and the cornucopia. She can be standing or seated and is often shown emptying a cornucopia..


Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.

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Upon his father's capture by Parthia, Gallienus assumed the throne and began numerous reforms and military campaigns against usurpers and barbarians. He presided over a late flowering of Roman culture, patronizing poets, artists, and philosophers. He was assassinated while besieging Milan.
RA91196. Billon antoninianus, GŲbl MIR 583a, Hunter IV S80, RSC IV 1014, SRCV III 10368, RIC V-1 S287 var. (obv. leg., officina), EF, full silvering, some luster, well centered, some legend weak, weight 4.172 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 210o, 5th officina, Rome mint, 265 - 267 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right; reverse VBERITAS AVG (to the abundance of the emperor), Uberitas standing slightly left, head left, purse made from cow's udder in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, E right; $90.00 (Ä79.20)


Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.

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Abundantia, her Greek name is Euthenia, stands for abundance or plenty. Abundantia resembles Annona, but Annona was limited to the grain supply for the current year, whereas Abundantia was a prodigal distributor of all kinds of things. Her attributes are stalks of grain and the cornucopia. Clothed in a long robe, and wearing a veil, she can be seated or standing and is sometimes shown emptying a cornucopia.
RS85759. Silver denarius, RSC II 380a, Hunter II 167, RIC II 388 var. (no drapery), Strack 205 var. (same), BMC III 488 var. (same, var. noted), SRCV II 3474 var. (obv. leg.), gVF, nice style, light toning, some luster, bumps and scratches, small edge cracks, weight 3.188 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 126 A.D.; obverse HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder; reverse COS III, Abundantia or Annona seated left on chair without back, raising hook in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, modius at feet overflowing with stalks of grain; scarce variety; SOLD


Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D.

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Abundantia, her Greek name is Euthenia, stands for abundance or plenty. Abundantia resembles Annona. But Annona was limited to the grain supply for the current year, whereas Abundantia was a prodigal distributor of all kinds of things. Her attributes are stalks of grain and the cornucopia. Clothed in a long robe, and wearing a veil, she can be seated or standing and is sometimes shown emptying a cornucopia.
RB13705. Orichalcum dupondius, RIC II 385, VF, weight 11.607 g, maximum diameter 26.0 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 98 - 99 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, radiate head right; reverse TR POT COS II P P, Abundantia seated left on chair formed from two crossed cornucopia, scepter in right, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; flan a little small; SOLD







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