FAUSTINA I, Silver Denarius, Rome 147 AD. Ceres. Fantastic quality!

Ancient Coins - FAUSTINA I, Silver Denarius, Rome 147 AD. Ceres. Fantastic quality!
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Faustina I, Roman Empress Wife of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius -
Silver Denarius (19mm, 2.96 gm.) Rome 147 A.D.
DIVA FAV-STINA, draped bust right.
AVGVSTA, Ceres standing left, raising right hand and holding long torch in left.
Reference: RIC III 361a. RSC 101a.BMCRE 417.

In ancient Roman religion, Ceres was a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships. Her cult took many forms. She was the central deity in Rome's so-called plebeian or Aventine Triad, and was paired with her daughter Proserpina in what Romans described as "the Greek rites of Ceres". She played an essential role in Roman marriage and in funeral rites. Her seven-day April festival of Cerealia included the popular Ludi Ceriales (Ceres' games). She was honoured in the May lustration of fields at the Ambarvalia festival, and at harvest-time. Her functions and cults were held equivalent to those of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mythology she came to share.



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