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Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
Hilaritas, the personification of rejoicing, is usually depicted as a matron, standing with a cornucopia in her left hand and a long palm frond on the ground in her right. Green branches were a sign of gladness and for special occasions, both public and private, it was the custom in ancient times to ornament streets, temples, gates, houses, and even entire cities, with branches and leaves of trees. This tradition carries on today in the form of wreaths and Christmas trees.
SH12305. Copper as, SRCV II
6641, RIC IV
S877, VF, Rome
11.063g, maximum diameter
26.7mm, die axis
, 198 A.D.; obverse
, draped bust
right, hair in waved horizontal ridges, looped plait on neck; reverse HILARITAS
standing left, grounded palm
frond before her in right hand, cornucopia
in left hand, S - C
) flanking low across field
Catalog current as of Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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