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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Augusta Traiana| > RP51098
Lucius Verus, 7 March 161 - February 169 A.D., Augusta Traiana, Thrace
The Greeks and Romans did not view snakes as evil creatures but rather as symbols and tools for healing and fertility. Asclepius, the son of Apollo and Koronis, learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one snake bringing another snake healing herbs. Woman seeking fertility, the sick, and the injured slept in his temples in chambers where non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor and provide healing.
RP51098. Bronze AE 19, Varbanov II 910, Schönert-Geiss Augusta Traiana 98, gF, green patina, Augusta Traiana (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria) mint, weight 4.499g, maximum diameter 18.8mm, die axis 0o, obverse AV KAI Λ AVPEΛIOC OVEΠOC, laureate head right; reverse AVΓOVCTHC TPAIANHC, coiled serpent (the snake Agathodaimon); SOLD










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