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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Republic| > |99-50 B.C.| > RR79567
Roman Republic, Manius Fonteius C.f., c. 85 B.C.
Vejovis is a little-known Italian deity. He was worshiped in a temple on the Capitol in Rome. The reverse most likely depicts a statue that was beside the statue of Vejovis in the temple. This statue may refer to the infancy of Jupiter who was suckled by the goat Amaltheia on Mount Ida.

The thyrsus is the staff carried by Bacchus and his associates; topped by a pine cone or a bunch of ivy leaves and wreathed with tendrils of vine or ivy.
RR79567. Silver denarius, RBW Collection 1352, Crawford 353/1d, Sydenham 724b, RSC I Fonteia 11, BMCRR I Rome 2481, SRCV I 271, VF, well centered and struck, light toning, bumps and marks, Rome mint, weight 4.043g, maximum diameter 18.6mm, die axis 90o, c. 85 B.C.; obverse MN FONTEI C F (MN and NT ligate), laureate head of Vejovis right, thunderbolt below neck truncation, Roma monogram right; reverse Cupid seated on goat right, flanked by caps of the Dioscuri topped with stars, thyrsus of Bacchus in exergue, all within laurel wreath; scarcer variety with the caps flanking the goat vice above, ex Harlan J. Berk; SOLD

Catalog current as of Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
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