holds both the implements of war and the olive branch of peace. "Peace through strength" is an ancient phrase and concept implying that strength of arms is a necessary component of peace. The phrase has famously been used by many leaders from Roman Emperor in the first century A.D., to Ronald Reagan in the 1980s.RA84987. , 3408 (96 spec.), 145, 1681, 1565 - 1604, 727, 785, Kunsthalle 1573, VF, , , some light corrosion, 4.335 g, maximum 22.3 mm, 180o, 2nd , Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, issue 2, early ? June 276; IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, , draped, and right; PACIF (to the peacemaker), advancing left, wearing crested helmet and military dress, olive branch raised in right hand, transverse spear and oval in left hand, S in ; $140.00 (€124.60)
In Roman mythology, was the minor goddess of trade and honest merchants. was also the personification of the virtues equity and fairness of the emperor ( ). The , a natural emblem of equity, express righteousness. The signifies the prosperity which results from and .RA83503. , 3539, 82, 1604, 3, 549 - 561, 690, 708, 142, EF, , much , light marks, 3.342 g, maximum 22.6 mm, 0o, 3rd , mint, issue 3, early 276 ? June 276 A.D.; IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, , draped, and right; (equity of the emperor), standing slightly left, in right hand, in left hand, Γ in right , XXI in ; $115.00 (€102.35)
, 25 September 275 - June 276 A.D.
RA85073. , 4036 (32 spec.), 208, 2424 - 2425, 1806, 399, EF, and struck, much , 4.530 g, maximum 22.2 mm, 180o, 3rd , Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, issue 3, Jan - Jun 276; IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, , draped, and right; (the hope of the public), on left, standing right, in left hand against left shoulder, with right hand presenting to , emperor standing left, wearing military garb, holding long vertical behind in left hand, T in ; $90.00 (€80.10)
Although he looks quite young in the portrait, was about 75 years old when he was made emperor and died after ruling only about seven months and personally leading his army in a successful campaign against a invasion.RA90828. , 3485, 1559, 59 - 81, 89, 11782, gVF, , traces of , slightly coarse green , tiny edge chip, 3.689 g, maximum 22.9 mm, 180o, 2nd , mint, emission 2, Nov - Dec 275 A.D.; IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, , draped, and right; (well-founded rejoicing), standing left, in right hand, grounded in left, XXIB in ; from the J. Caesarea Collection; $80.00 (€71.20)
was the goddess or personification of luck and success. She played an important role in Rome's state religion during the empire and was frequently portrayed on coins. She became a prominent symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the Roman Empire.RB46802. , 3325, 65, 93, 1487, 1223 - 1233, 1292, gVF, near full , 3.749 g, maximum 23.7 mm, 180o, 1st , ( , France) mint, issue 7, May - Jun 276 A.D.; IMP CL TACITVS AVG, , draped, and right; , standing left, long grounded vertical in right hand, in left hand, A left, * right; $60.00 (€53.40)
was the goddess of luck and success. She was a prominent symbol of wealth and prosperity and, during the Empire, she played an important role in Rome's state religion. Since it was considered the duty of the emperor to promote public happiness, almost every emperor struck coins dedicated to .RA84377. , 3443, 140, 48, 1880 - 1923, 1700, 2298, 736, 796, VF, on a broad , some , 3.880 g, maximum 23.4 mm, 0o, 5th , Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, issue 2, early - Jun 276; IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, and right, from the front; FELICIT TEMP (happy times), standing slightly left, left, in right hand, long vertical in left hand, V in ; $60.00 (€53.40)
was a specific virtue in ancient . It carried connotations of valor, manliness, excellence, courage, character, and worth, perceived as masculine strengths (from Latin vir, "man"). It was thus a frequently stated virtue of and was personified as the deity .
RA67086. , 3267, 48, 69, 1434, 1164 - 1171, 750, EF, grainy, 3.631 g, maximum 22.4 mm, 135o, ( , France) mint, issue 1, Nov - Dec 275 A.D.; IMP C CL TACITVS AVG, , draped, and right; (the valor of the Emperor), standing left, wearing crested helmet and military garb, resting right hand on grounded , inverted spear in left hand; $45.00 (€40.05)
Pax, regarded by the ancients as a goddess, was worshiped not only at but also at Athens. Her could not be stained with blood. began the construction of a magnificent temple to her , which finished, in the Via Sacra. The attributes of Peace are the , the olive branch, the , and often the . Sometimes she is represented setting fire to a pile of arms.
RA47000. , 3257, 44, 30, 1406, 1139 - 1143, VF, , much , 3.904 g, maximum 22.9 mm, 180o, ( , France) mint, issue 1, Nov - Dec 275 A.D.; IMP C M CL TACITVS , , draped, and right; , Pax standing left, olive branch in right hand, transverse in left hand, no mark; ; $40.00 (€35.60)
was the Roman goddess of health. She was to the Greeks, who believed her to be the daughter of , the god of medicine and healing, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. Her father learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one snake bringing another snake healing herbs. Woman seeking fertility, the sick, and the injured slept in his temples in chambers where non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor and provide healing.
RB48408. , 3368, 1653, 1307 - 1328 (LV 1859), 158 , VF, perfect centering, some , some earthen encrustation, 3.991 g, maximum 21.9 mm, 0o, 3rd , Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, 1st emission, Nov - Dec 275 A.D.; IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, , draped, and right; (the health of the Emperor), seated left, feeding snake rising from , T in ; $36.00 (€32.04)
This coin is dedicated to the goddess for her quality of preserving the public peace by keeping the army true to its allegiance.
RB49569. , 3283, 25, 54, 1442, 1173, 18, VF, 3.757 g, maximum 23.0 mm, 180o, 2nd , ( , France) mint, issue 3, Jan 276 A.D.; IMP C M CL TACITVS , , draped, and right; MILIT (the loyalty of the soldiers), standing left, holding two flanking standards, BA in ; $32.00 (€28.48)
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