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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Aelius| > RS86691
Aelius, Caesar, July or August 136 - 1 January 138 A.D.
In Roman religion, Concordia was the goddess of agreement, understanding, and marital harmony. The cult of Concordia Augusta ("Majestic Harmony") was of special importance to the imperial household. She is usually depicted wearing a long cloak and holding a patera (sacrificial bowl), a cornucopia (symbol of prosperity), or a caduceus (symbol of peace).
RS86691. Silver denarius, RIC II Hadrian 436 (S), BMCRE III Hadrian 983, Hunter II 7, RSC II 1, SRCV II -, gVF, nice portrait, toned, a couple small light scratches, edge splits, Rome mint, weight 3.261g, maximum diameter 17.8mm, die axis 180o, 137 A.D.; obverse L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right; reverse TR POT COS II, Concordia enthroned left, patera in right hand, resting left elbow on cornucopia set a on a small column base, CONCORD in exergue; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex CNG 43 (1997), lot 1985; scarce; SOLD










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