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Imperatorial Rome

Moneyer: P. Accoleius Lariscolus
Held Office: 43 BC
Denomination: AR Denarius
Mint: Rome 43 BC
Obverse: Draped bust of Diana Nemorensis to right; P•ACCOLEIVS upwards to left, LARISCOLVS downwards to right.
Reverse: Triple cult statue of Diana Nemorensis (Diana-Hecate-Selene) facing, supporting on their hands and shoulders a beam, above which are five cypress trees; the figure on the left holding a poppy, that on the right holding a lily.
Reference: RRC 486/1; BMCRR Rome 4211-3; RSC Accoleia 1; RCVM 484
Weight: 3.8 gms
Diameter: 18.5 mm
Comment: The moneyer is not otherwise known but his name points to an origin in Aricinum.

Diana Nemorensis ("Diana of Nemi"), also known as "Diana of the Wood", was an Italic form of the goddess who became Hellenised during the fourth century BC and conflated with Artemis. Her sanctuary was to be found on the northern shore of Lake Nemi beneath the cliffs of the modern city Nemi (Latin nemus Aricinum).

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