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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Augusta Traiana| > RB73700
Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Augusta Traiana, Thrace
Hera (Juno to the Romans) is the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus in the Olympian pantheon of Greek mythology and religion. Hera's mother is Rhea and her father Cronus. Her chief function was as the goddess of women and marriage. The cow, lion and the peacock were considered sacred to her. Portrayed as majestic and solemn, often enthroned, and crowned with the kalathos. Hera was known for her jealous and vengeful nature against Zeus' lovers and offspring, but also against mortals who crossed her. Paris earned Hera's hatred by choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess.
RB73700. Bronze AE 32, Schönert-Geiss Augusta Traiana 117 (V49/R96); Varbanov II 1029 (R4); Mionnet supp. II p. 508, 178 var. (head); SNG Cop -, VF, dark green patina, some light corrosion, central cavities, Augusta Traiana (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria today) mint, weight 16.852g, maximum diameter 31.8mm, die axis 225o, hegemon Statilus Barbarus, 196 - 198 A.D.; obverse AVK Λ CEΠTIM CEVHPOC Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse HΓ ET BAPBAPOY AVΓOVCTHC TPAIANHC, Hera standing facing, head left, wearing kalathos and veil, patera in right hand, transverse scepter in left hand; SOLD










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