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Three Graces, Goddesses of charm, beauty and culture.
Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, Augusta, 193-217 CE.
Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis, ∆ (24mm, 8.6 gm).
Obv: IOLAIA DOMNA CEB, Draped bust right, hair in bun.
Rev: MARKIANOPOLITWN, Statuary group of the Three Graces side by side.
Sear Greek Imp. 2313; AMNG (Pick) 603; Moushmov 417.

The three Graces, named Euphrosyne, Aglaia and Thalia, were the attendants of Venus/Aphrodite. They are shown on Roman provincial coins as a statuary group, nude and sometimes holding apples.
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fofura  [Dec 16, 2007 at 03:26 AM]
One can only hope to come across this coin!
Jochen  [Feb 18, 2010 at 10:21 AM]
Hristova/Jekov No.6.17.26.2 (same dies!)