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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Recovery of the Empire| > |Numerian| > RA91634
Numerian, February or March 283 - October or November 284 A.D.
Mercury is the messenger of the gods. Hermes to the Greeks, an Olympian god, he is also the patron of boundaries and of the travelers who cross them, of shepherds and cowherds, of thieves and road travelers, of orators and wit, of literature and poets, of athletics, of weights and measures, of invention, of general commerce, and of the cunning of thieves and liars. His symbols include the tortoise, the rooster, the winged sandals, and the caduceus.
RA91634. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 416; Cohen VI 57; SRCV III 12250; Pink p. 34, emission 3b; Hunter IV 22, F, well centered, encrustations, 4th officina, Rome mint, weight 2.804g, maximum diameter 21.6mm, die axis 180o, 283 A.D.; obverse IMP NVMERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse PIETAS AVGG (to the piety of the two emperors), Mercury standing left, wearing petasus, nude but for cloak over left arm, purse in right hand, caduceus in left hand, KA∆ in exergue; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; $50.00











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