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Vespasian, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D.
Annona was worshiped in Rome for providing the annual supply of grain. She was represented on an altar in the capital. The three principal granaries of Rome were Sicily, Egypt, and the African provinces. Annona civilis was the grain purchased each year by the state, imported, put into storage reserve, and then distributed for the subsistence of the people. Annona militaris was grain appropriated to the use of an army during a campaign.
RS82696. Silver denarius
, RIC II-1
966 (R); RSC II
30; BMCRE III
298; BnF III
260; SRCV I
2280, VF, excellent portrait, attractive toning
, well centered
3.266g, maximum diameter
19.0mm, die axis
, 77 - 78 A.D.; obverse CAESAR VESPASIANVS
AVG (counterclockwise from upper right), laureate head
left; reverse ANNONA AVG
seated left on throne with draped seat, feet on footstool, right foot drawn back, sack of grain in right hand; rare
Catalog current as of Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
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