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Geta, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D.
Minerva, equated with the Greek Athena, was the Roman virgin warrior goddess of poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, magic, and the inventor of music. She was worshiped on the Capitoline Hill as one of the Capitoline Triad along with Jupiter and Juno.
RS88433. Silver denarius, RIC IV 105(a); RSC III 83; BMCRE V p. 302, 751; Hunter III p. 77, 55; SRCV II 7181, Choice VF
, nice portrait, well centered, old collection toning, flow lines, edge crack, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia, Syria) mint, weight 3.263g, maximum diameter 19.9mm, die axis 0o
, c. 202 - 203 A.D.; obverse P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, bare headed, draped bust right, seen from behind; reverse MINERV SANCT (sacred Minerva), Minerva standing half left, resting right hand on shield, inverted spear in left hand; scarce
Catalog current as of Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
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