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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..


Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

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Euthenia is the personification of abundance or plenty. To the Romans she was Abundantia. Her attributes are heads of grain and the cornucopia. She can be seated or standing and is sometimes shown emptying a cornucopia.
RX59567. Bronze drachm, cf. Milne 1609 ff.; Geissen 1301; SNG Hunterian 4146; Dattari 2561; BMC Alexandria p. 138, 1162; SNG Cop 430; Kampmann 35.21; Emmett 1518, aF/gF, weight 22.959 g, maximum diameter 33.4 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 138 - 28 Aug 139 A.D.; obverse AYT K T AIΛ A∆P − ANTΩNINOC EYCEB, bare-headed bust right; reverse EYΘHNIA, Euthenia reclining left on sphinx, wearing uraeus, chiton, and peplos, fold in lap filled with fruit, stalks of grain and poppies in right, LB (year 2) in ex; $145.00 (Ä129.05)


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

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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, RIC II 385, VF, weight 11.607 g, maximum diameter 26.0 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 98 - 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 two crossed cornucopia, scepter in right, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; flan a little small; SOLD


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

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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.
RB73702. Orichalcum dupondius, RIC II 386, Hunter II 213, BMCRE III 723, Cohen 618 var. (COS II P P), cf. SRCV II 3225 (COS IIII, 101 A.D.), VF, attractive brown tone, nice portrait, well centered on a slightly crowded flan, some marks and corrosion, weight 11.800 g, maximum diameter 27.8 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 98 - 99 A.D.; obverse IMP NERVA CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, radiate head right; reverse TR POT COS II, Abundantia seated left on chair formed from two crossed cornucopias, scepter in right hand, left elbow resting on back of chair, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; ex Forum (2006); SOLD







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