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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
3.043g, maximum diameter
18.7mm, die axis
, 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; $180.00
Catalog current as of Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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