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Peacocks on Ancient Coins

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

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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.
RS88029. Silver denarius, RIC IV S560; RSC III 97; BMCRE p. 162, 42; cf. SRCV II 6589 (Laodicea); Hunter III -, VF, toned, tight flan cutting off much of legends, weight 3.082 g, maximum diameter 15.8 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 196 A.D.; obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse IVNO REGINA, Juno standing left, veiled, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, peacock at feet on left; $70.00 (Ä61.60)


Faustina Sr., Augusta 25 February 138 - Early 141, Wife of Antoninus Pius

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Antoninus Pius wrote of his wife Faustina, "I would rather live with her on Gyara [an island of exile] than without her in the palace." Sadly, Faustina died just two years into his 23 year reign. At his request, the Senate deified her, and he minted a massive series of commemorative coins in her honor.
RS77084. Silver denarius, RIC III AP384, RSC II 175, BMCRE IV AP473, SRCV II 4594, VF, nice portrait and attractive peacock, light toning, reverse slightly off-center, small edge cracks, weight 3.360 g, maximum diameter 17.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, posthumous, 147 - 161 A.D.; obverse DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair elaborately waived and banded, drawn up at the back and piled in a round coil at top; reverse CONSECRATIO, peacock walking right, head left; SOLD


Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.

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RIC lists the exergue pellet for a few common Antioch reverse types, but not for the Juno reverse.

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.
BB25491. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC T1034, Cohen VI 134, Huvelin 1990 31, Trťsors de Syrie 1965 2, RIC V-1 212, SRCV III 11343, gVF, weight 3.492 g, maximum diameter 19.6 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, issue 2, c. end 269 - early 270; obverse IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse IVNO REGINA, Juno standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand, peacock left at feet left with head turned back looking at goddess, pellet in exergue; SOLD







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