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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..

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; $70.00 (€57.40)
 


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

|Hadrian|, |Hadrian,| |11| |August| |117| |-| |10| |July| |138| |A.D.||denarius|
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.
RS85759. Silver denarius, RSC II 380a, Hunter II 167, RIC II 388 var. (no drapery), Strack 205 var. (same), BMC III 488 var. (same, var. noted), SRCV II 3474 var. (obv. leg.), gVF, nice style, light toning, some luster, bumps and scratches, small edge cracks, weight 3.188 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 126 A.D.; obverse HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder; reverse COS III, Abundantia or Annona seated left on chair without back, raising hook in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, modius at feet overflowing with stalks of grain; scarce variety; SOLD


Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D.

|Trajan|, |Trajan,| |25| |January| |98| |-| |8| |or| |9| |August| |117| |A.D.||dupondius|
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.
RB13705. Orichalcum dupondius, Woytek 49a, BMCRE II 719, RIC II 398, Strack I 318, Cohen II 618, BnF IV 66 var. (slight drapery), Hunter II -, SRCV II -, VF, tight flan, some porosity, weight 11.607 g, maximum diameter 26.0 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, Fall 98 - Oct(?) 99 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, radiate head right; reverse TR POT COS II P P, Abundantia seated left on chair formed from crossed cornucopia, scepter in right hand, left hand on hip, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; SOLD







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