Authentic Ancient Coin of:Galerius - Roman Emperor : 305-311 A.D.
Bronze Follis 29mm (9.62 grams) Ticinum mint: 303-305 A.D.
Reference: RIC 46b (Ticinum)
MAXIMIANVSNOBCAES - Laureate head right.
SACRAMONETAVGGETCAESSNOSTR Exe: PT - Moneta standing left, holding
scales and cornucopia.Youare bidding on the exact item pictured, provided with aCertificate of Authenticity and Lifetime Guarantee ofAuthenticity.Juno Moneta, an epithet ofJuno, was the protectress of funds. As such, money in ancient Rome was coined in her temple. The word moneta had come to mean money , currency , or mint by the times of writers such asOvid, Martial,Juvenal, andCicero. In Russian and Polish, moneta is the word for coin. As with the goddess Moneta, Juno Moneta's name is derived either from the Latin monre, since, as protectress of funds, she warned of instability or more likely from the Greek moneres meaning alone, unique , an epithet that every mother has.The cornucopia (from Latin cornu copiae) or horn of plenty is a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers, nuts, other edibles, or wealth in some form. Originating inclassical antiquity, it has continued as a symbol inWestern art, and it is particularly associated with theThanksgiving holiday inNorth America. Allegorical depiction of the Roman goddess Abundantia with a cornucopia, by Rubens (ca. 1630)In MythologyMythology offers multipleexplanations of the origin of the cornucopia. One of the best-known involves the birth and nurturance of the infantZeus, who had to be hidden from his devouring fatherCronus. In a cave onMount Ida on the island ofCrete, baby Zeus was cared for and protected by a number of divine attendants, including the goatAmalthea ( Nourishing Goddess ), who fed him with her milk. The suckling future king of
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