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Abundance (Abundantia or Euthenia)

Abundantia to the Romans, Euthenia to the Greeks, personified abundance or plenty. Her attributes are stalks of grain and the cornucopia. She can be standing or seated and is often shown emptying a cornucopia..

Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.

|Hadrian|, |Hadrian,| |11| |August| |117| |-| |10| |July| |138| |A.D.||denarius|
During Hadrian's reign agriculture in Italy declined. Imports from Egypt and North Africa depressed wheat prices, making farming unprofitable and forcing many farmers off the land. In Rome, bakeries produced dozens of bread varieties, and free bread was distributed to the poor.
RS94574. Silver denarius, RIC II-3 854, RSC II 379, BMCRE III 385, Strack II 166, Hunter II -, SRCV -, VF, nice portrait, light toning, flow lines, slightly grainy, a little off center, tiny edge cracks, weight 3.002 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 128 A.D.; obverse HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder; reverse COS III, Annona (or Abundantia) seated left, reaping hook in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, modius with grain ears at feet; from the Ray Nouri Collection; $160.00 SALE |PRICE| $144.00
 


Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.

|Gallienus|, |Gallienus,| |August| |253| |-| |September| |268| |A.D.||antoninianus|
Upon his father's capture by Parthia, Gallienus assumed the throne and began numerous reforms and military campaigns against usurpers and barbarians. He presided over a late flowering of Roman culture, patronizing poets, artists, and philosophers. He was assassinated while besieging Milan.
RA91196. Billon antoninianus, Göbl MIR 583a, Hunter IV S80, RSC IV 1014, SRCV III 10368, RIC V-1 S287 var. (obv. leg., officina), EF, full silvering, some luster, well centered, some legend weak, weight 4.172 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 210o, 5th officina, Rome mint, 265 - 267 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right; reverse VBERITAS AVG (to the abundance of the emperor), Uberitas standing slightly left, head left, purse made from cow's udder in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, E right; $90.00 SALE |PRICE| $81.00
 


Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

|Roman| |Egypt|, |Hadrian,| |11| |August| |117| |-| |10| |July| |138| |A.D.,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt||hemidrachm|NEW
Euthenia is the personification of abundance or plenty. To the Romans she was Abundantia. Her attributes are heads of grain and the cornucopia. She can be seated or standing and is sometimes shown emptying a cornucopia.
RX92499. Bronze hemidrachm, Dattari 1709; RPC III 5719; Geissen 989; BMC Alexandria p. 94, 802; SNG Cop 347; SRCV II 3796; Kampmann 32.464; Emmett 1086/12 (R2), F, well centered, scratches, marks, corrosion, edge cracks, beveled obverse edge, weight 14.476 g, maximum diameter 29.7 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 127 - 28 Aug 128 A.D.; obverse AVT KAI TPAI A∆PIA CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; reverse Euthenia (abundance) reclining left, wearing uraeus, chiton and peplos, stalks of grain and poppies in right hand, left arm resting on sphinx right, L ∆W∆EK (year 12) in exergue; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $90.00 SALE |PRICE| $81.00
 


Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.

|Gallienus|, |Gallienus,| |August| |253| |-| |September| |268| |A.D.||antoninianus|
Abundantia, her Greek name is Euthenia, stands for abundance or plenty. Abundantia resembles Annona. But Annona was limited to the grain supply for the current year, whereas Abundantia was a prodigal distributor of all kinds of things. Her attributes are stalks of grain and the cornucopia. Clothed in a long robe, and wearing a veil, she can be seated or standing and is sometimes shown emptying a cornucopia.
RA94188. Billon antoninianus, Göbl MIR 574a, RIC V-1 S157, Hunter IV S51, RSC IV 5a, SRCV III 10164, gVF, well centered, tight ragged flan, minor encrustations, weight 2.294 g, maximum diameter 20.3 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Rome mint, 265 - 267 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate bust right; reverse ABVNDANTIA AVG, Abundantia standing half right, head right, emptying cornucopia held in both hands, B in left field; $80.00 SALE |PRICE| $72.00
 







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