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Peacocks on Ancient Coins
Faustina Sr., Augusta 25 February 138 - Early 141, Wife of Antoninus Pius

|Faustina| |Sr.|, |Faustina| |Sr.,| |Augusta| |25| |February| |138| |-| |Early| |141,| |Wife| |of| |Antoninus| |Pius||denarius|
Juno was the chief female divinity in the Roman pantheon. She was the wife of Jupiter and a member of the Capitoline Triad. She had many different aspects, such as Juno Moneta, Juno Sospita, and Juno Lucina, but here she is depicted as Juno Regina, "Juno the Queen." Juno is usually shown holding a patera, scepter or a statuette of Athena, and is often accompanied by a peacock.
RS112538. Silver denarius, RIC III AP338; RSC II 215; BMCRE IV p. 23, AP137; Hunter II p. 249, 4; SRCV II 4669, aVF, centered, nice portrait, toned, flow lines, light deposits, light marks, tiny edge cracks, weight 2.995 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, c. 141 A.D.; obverse FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair elaborately waived and banded, drawn up at the back and piled in a round coil at top; reverse IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing slightly left, head left, veiled, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand; peacock at feet on left, standing left with head turned up right; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 129 (4 Jun 2023), lot 997 (part of); $110.00 SALE PRICE $99.00


Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D., Commemorative struck by Elagabalus

|Julia| |Domna|, |Julia| |Domna,| |Augusta| |194| |-| |8| |April| |217| |A.D.,| |Commemorative| |struck| |by| |Elagabalus||denarius|
RS37817. Silver denarius, SRCV II 7651, RIC IV Severus Alexander 715, BMCRE V Elagabalus 9, RSC III J. Domna 24, VF, some roughness, weight 2.206 g, maximum diameter 19.6 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, reign of Caracalla, 218 A.D.; obverse DIVA IVLIA AVGVSTA, veiled and draped bust right; reverse CONSECRATIO, peacock walking left, fanned tail; very rare; SOLD


Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.

|Julia| |Domna|, |Julia| |Domna,| |Augusta| |194| |-| |8| |April| |217| |A.D.||sestertius|
 
SH08960. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV C585, VF, weight 18.47 g, maximum diameter 30.2 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 211 - 217 A.D.; obverse IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right, wearing stephane, hair in waved horizontal ridges; reverse IVNONEM S C, Juno standing left, veiled, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand; peacock at feet on left standing left; scarce; SOLD


Mariniana, Died c. 253 A.D., Wife of Valerian I

|Mariniana|, |Mariniana,| |Died| |c.| |253| |A.D.,| |Wife| |of| |Valerian| |I||sestertius|
Egnatia Mariniana was the wife of Emperor Valerian and mother of Gallienus. She died shortly before or shortly after her husband's accession to the throne.
RB91454. Bronze sestertius, Gbl MIR 213d, RIC V-1 11 (R2), Hunter IV 6, Cohen V 10, SRCV III 10076, F, nice portrait and peacock, somewhat rectangular flan, edge cracks, weight 13.534 g, maximum diameter 28.8 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, posthumous, c. 256 A.D.; obverse DIVAE MARINIANAE, draped bust right, wearing veil and stephane; reverse CONSECRATIO, peacock facing in splendor, looking right, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking legs; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection, ex Pegasi Coins, ex George M. Beach (Owosso, MI); rare; SOLD


Mariniana, Died c. 253 A.D., Wife of Valerian I

|Mariniana|, |Mariniana,| |Died| |c.| |253| |A.D.,| |Wife| |of| |Valerian| |I||antoninianus|
SH00371. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-1 6 (R), RSC IV 16, Hunter IV 1, SRCV III 10070, superb EF, weight 3.8 g, maximum diameter 23.1 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 254 A.D.; obverse DIVAE MARINIANAE, veiled and draped bust, hair in horizontal ridges, no diadem, crescent behind shoulders; reverse CONSECRATIO, Diva Mariniana seated on a peacock flying right, taking her to the heavens, veiled, raising right hand, scepter in left hand; rare; SOLD


Manlia Scantilla, Augusta 28 March - 2 June 193 A.D., Wife of Didius Julianus, Ancient Counterfeit

|Manlia| |Scantilla|, |Manlia| |Scantilla,| |Augusta| |28| |March| |-| |2| |June| |193| |A.D.,| |Wife| |of| |Didius| |Julianus,| |Ancient| |Counterfeit||denarius|
Juno was the chief female divinity in the Roman pantheon. She was the wife of Jupiter and a member of the Capitoline Triad. She had many different aspects, such as Juno Moneta, Juno Sospita, and Juno Lucina, but here she is depicted as Juno Regina, "Juno the Queen." Juno is usually shown holding a patera, scepter or a statuette of Athena, and is often accompanied by a peacock.
RS88177. Fouree silver plated denarius, cf. RIC IV 7a (R4), RSC V 2, BMCRE V 11, Hunter III 1, Cohen III 2 (300 fr.), SRCV II 6082 (silver, official, Rome mint, 28 Mar - May 193 A.D.), aF, edge cracks, no clearly visible base core but the surfaces indicate a fouree, weight 2.343 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 0o, unofficial counterfeiter's mint, c. 193 A.D.; obverse MANL SCAN-TILLA AVG, draped bust right, hair in a flat coil at the back of head; reverse IVNO REGINA, Juno standing left, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand, peacock at feet left; very rare; SOLD


Mariniana, Died c. 253 A.D., Wife of Valerian I

|Mariniana|, |Mariniana,| |Died| |c.| |253| |A.D.,| |Wife| |of| |Valerian| |I||antoninianus|
 
SH03357. Silvered antoninianus, Hunter IV 4, RSC IV 4, RIC V-1 4 (S), SRCV III 10068, VF, rainbow toning, flan flaw, weight 3.1 g, maximum diameter 23.0 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 257 A.D.; obverse DIVAE MARINIANAE, veiled and draped bust right, wearing stephane, hair slightly waved, crescent behind shoulders; reverse CONSECRATIO, Peacock facing in splendor, head looking right; ex Wayne Sayles; scarce; SOLD


Severina, Augusta Spring 274 - November 275 A.D.

|Severina|, |Severina,| |Augusta| |Spring| |274| |-| |November| |275| |A.D.||as|
Juno was the chief female divinity in the Roman pantheon. She was the wife of Jupiter and a member of the Capitoline Triad. She had many different aspects, such as Juno Moneta, Juno Sospita, and Juno Lucina, but here she is depicted as Juno Regina, "Juno the Queen." Juno is usually shown holding a patera, scepter or a statuette of Athena, and is often accompanied by a peacock.
RB73881. Bronze as, MER-RIC 1879 (94 spec.), RIC V-1 7, BnF XII 310 - 313, Hunter IV 15, Mazzini 9, Cohen VI 9, SRCV III 11711, aVF, well centered, nice portrait, light corrosion and encrustation, weight 8.524 g, maximum diameter 26.1 mm, die axis 0o, 6th officina, Rome mint, 11th issue, early - Sep 275; obverse SEVERINA AVG, diademed and draped bust right; reverse IVNO REGINA, Juno standing slightly left, head left, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, peacock left at feet on left, Σ in exergue; SOLD


Manlia Scantilla, Augusta 28 March - 2 June 193 A.D., Wife of Didius Julianus

|Manlia| |Scantilla|, |Manlia| |Scantilla,| |Augusta| |28| |March| |-| |2| |June| |193| |A.D.,| |Wife| |of| |Didius| |Julianus||sestertius|
Juno was the chief female divinity in the Roman pantheon. She was the wife of Jupiter and a member of the Capitoline Triad. She had many different aspects, such as Juno Moneta, Juno Sospita, and Juno Lucina, but here she is depicted as Juno Regina, "Juno the Queen." Juno is usually shown holding a patera, scepter or a statuette of Athena, and is often accompanied by a peacock.
SH03598. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 18a, Cohen III 6, BMCRE V 32, F, weight 20.7 g, maximum diameter 30.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 193 A.D.; obverse MANLIA SCANTILLA AVG, draped bust right; reverse IVNO REGINA S C, Juno standing left, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand, peacock at feet left; very rare (R2); SOLD







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