CONSTANTIUS I Constantine the Great Dad Ancient Roman Coin Nude GENIUS i22384
Authentic Ancient Coin of:Constantius I 'Chlorus' - Roman Emperor: 305-306 A.D.
as CaesarSilvered Bronze Follis 28mm (9.80 grams) Heraclea mint: 297-298 A.D.
Reference: RIC 20a (Heraclea)
FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, laureate head right.
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left with modius on head and chlamys over shoulder, holds cornucopia and patera from which liquor flows, HT in exergue.You are bidding on the exact item pictured, provided with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity.
The name comes probably from Lat. gignere, because this deity was assigned to each human when he was conceived or he was taken under his protection (Varro), or he has created us himself or has been created together with us (Apuleius).
It's clear, that the Romans tried to integrate the Genius into their mythology. His parents should have been Jupiter and Gaea, who has born him, after Jupiter has created him when he was asleep. Others suggest that he was a son of the gods and the father of men. In any case all suggest that the Genii - there are many of them! - take a middle position between the gods and men. As soon as a human being was born one or two Genii were assigned to him, a white good one and a black bad one. The good one gives him all of his good thoughts, the bad one the contrary. Which ever is the stronger one he is the one who forms the character of the man. Genii always appear at males. Within women there were the Junones. The Genii stayed with their person until his death when they gave him to the gods. According to others each man has only one Genius. The Genius handed down his man to the court and blamed him if he was lying or praised him when he kept the truth. According to the Genius the judgment was given to him b
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