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Dates of operation: c. 289 - 40 B.C. and 20 B.C. - 476 A.D. Mintmarks: R, RM, ROM, ROMA, ROMOB, VRB ROM, SMR.
|The pulvinar (plural pulvinaria) was a special couch used for displaying images of the gods, that they might receive offerings at ceremonies such as the lectisternium or supplicatio. In the famous lectisternium of 217 B.C., on orders of the sibylline books, six pulvinaria were arranged, each for a divine male-female pair. At the Circus Maximus, we know that couches and images of the gods were placed on an elevated platform (also called a pulvinar) to "watch" the games. It is possible that this coin depicts the, probably larger than life-size, seat reserved for a goddess in the then new Flavian Amphitheater.|