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Quintillus, August or September - October or November 270 A.D.
Providentia is the personification of the ability to foresee and to make provision for the future. This ability was considered essential for the emperor and providentia was among the embodiments of virtues that were part of the imperial cult. Cicero said that providentia, memoria (memory) and intellegentia (understanding) are the three main components of prudentia, the knowledge what is good or bad or neither.
RA04026. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1233 (6 spec.), RIC V-1 71 var. (Milan), Hunter IV -, Normanby -, Venèra I -, SRCV III -, VF+, nicely centered on a small flan, 3rd officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, weight 2.36g, maximum diameter 17.5mm, die axis 180o
, c. Sep 270 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, from front; reverse PROVIDEN AVG (the foresight of the Emperor), Providentia standing left, baton in right hand over globe at feet on left, cornucopia in left hand, T in right field; from the Aiello Collection; rare
Catalog current as of Monday, August 19, 2019.
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