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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis & Decline| > |Herennia Etruscilla| > SH53699
Herennia Etruscilla, Augusta July 249 - April/August 253(?) A.D.
|Herennia| |Etruscilla|, |Herennia| |Etruscilla,| |Augusta| |July| |249| |-| |April/August| |253(?)| |A.D.|, Pudicitia, modesty and chastity, was the finest quality that a Roman woman could possess. Romans gave their highest praise to women, such as Julia Domna, who had only one husband in their lifetimes. Few women obtained this distinction in Roman society, where girls married young, husbands often died while their wives were still young, and divorce was easy to obtain and common.
SH53699. Bronze dupondius, RIC IV 136d, Cohen V 24, Hunter III 19, SRCV III 9506, gF, Rome mint, weight 8.423g, maximum diameter 24.2mm, die axis 180o, c. 250 A.D.; obverse HERENNIA ETRVSCILLA AVG, draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders, wearing stephane, hair in plait looped up the back of head; reverse PVDICITIA AVG (virtue of the Empress), Pudicitia (modesty) seated, adjusting veil with right hand, long transverse scepter in left hand, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; rare; SOLD










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