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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Elagabalus| > RS88417
Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.
Providentia is the personification of the ability to foresee and to make provision for the future. This ability was considered essential for the emperor and providentia was among the embodiments of virtues that were part of the imperial cult. Cicero said that providentia, memoria (memory) and intellegentia (understanding) are the three main components of prudentia, the knowledge what is good or bad or neither.
RS88417. Silver denarius, RIC IV 23, RSC III 144, BMCRE V 102, Hunter III 25, SRCV II 7531, EF, excellent portrait, reverse slightly off center, edge cracks, Rome mint, weight 3.043g, maximum diameter 18.7mm, die axis 180o, late 219 A.D.; obverse IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right, from behind; reverse PM T R P II COS II P P, Providentia standing facing, head left, legs crossed, leaning with left arm on column, rod in right hand held over globe at feet, cornucopia in left hand; SOLD











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