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Annona

Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain.


Philip I the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.

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Annona was worshiped in Rome for providing the annual supply of grain. She was represented on an altar in the capital. The three principal granaries of Rome were Sicily, Egypt, and the African provinces. Annona civilis was the grain purchased each year by the state, imported, put into storage reserve, and then distributed for the subsistence of the people. Annona militaris was grain appropriated to the use of an army during a campaign.
RB91598. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 168a, Cohen V 26, Hunter III 91, SRCV III 8990, Choice VF, excellent portrait, well centered and struck, squared flan as typical for the type, slightest porosity, weight 17.425 g, maximum diameter 30.3 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 247 - 249 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; reverse ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left, grain in right hand held over modius, cornucopia in left hand, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; $110.00 (Ä96.80)


Philip I the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.

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Annona was worshiped in Rome as the goddess who prospered the year's supply of grain. She was represented on an altar in the capital. The three principal granaries of Rome were Sicily, Egypt, and the African provinces. Annona civilis was the grain which purchased each year by the Roman state, then imported and put into storage, reserved and distributed for the subsistence of the people. Annona militaris was grain appropriated to the use of an army during a campaign.
RS91602. Silver antoninianus, RIC IV 28c, RSC IV 25, Hunter III 26, SRCV III 8922, Choice VF, full borders strike, flow lines, tiny edge cracks, weight 4.055 g, maximum diameter 23.4 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 247 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing left, stalks of grain in right hand over modius of grain at feet, cornucopia in left; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; $100.00 (Ä88.00)


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

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Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain. This reverse suggests the arrival of grain by sea from the provinces (especially from Africa) and its distribution to the people. By the Code De Naviculariis, the mariners appointed to carry grain from Egypt could be executed if they did not keep the proper course; and if they did not sail in the proper season, the master of the vessel would be banished.
RB82734. Orichalcum sestertius, Woytek 323bC2, RIC II 492, Cohen II 469, Banti 182, BMCRE III 782 var. (bust left), Choice VF, nice portrait, excellent centering and strike, unusual bare brass, lightly toned, porous, weight 26.455 g, maximum diameter 33.3 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 108 - 109/110 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, from behind, slight drapery on left shoulder; reverse S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Annona standing left, holding stalks of grain downward in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, to left at feet modius with three grain ears, garlands decorate ship's stern to right, S - C (senatus consulto) on sides; SOLD







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