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VENVS GENETRIX

Latin: Mother Venus.


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VENVS GENETRIX

- Venus standing to left, holding a Victory and leaning on a shield, at the foot of which are two javelins. Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bust of Faustina Junior to right; gold. On the shield Castor and Pllox (?) and beneath sometimes an infant.

- Venus seated to left, holding victory and sceptre. Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bust of Faustina Junior to right; silver.

- Venus seated to left, holding an apple and a scetre; at her feet Cupid standing. Obv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA, bust of Lucilla to right; bronze AE 1. Varieties of this type occur on coins of Septimius Severus of Syrian fabric, silver; of Julia Domna, gold and silver, sometimes with obverse legend IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG.

- Venus seated to left, offering an apple to a child and holding a spear. Obv: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, bust of Geta to right, bare, with paludamentum; silver.

- Venus seated to left, holding globe and sceptre. Obv: IVLLIA PAVLA AVG, bust of Julia Paula to right; silver.

- Venus seated to left, holding a patera and a sceptre. Obv: SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed bust of Orbiana to right; silver.

- Venus standing holding an apple and a spear. Orbiana; silver.

- Venus standing to left, holding an apple and a sceptre; at her feet a child. Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, bust of Julia Mamaea to right, sometimes with diadem; gold and silver. Similar type occur on coins of Salonina in gold, billon, bronze; and of Magnia Urbica in bronze.

- Venus standing to left, holding an apple and a sceptre. Obv: MAGNIA VRBICA AVG, diademed bust of Magnia Urbica to right; gold and bronze.

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