AncientOne Posted November 20, 2022 · Member Share Posted November 20, 2022 Plutus, Ploutos, or Plutos was the god of wealth. At first he was solely concerned with agricultural bounty but later came to represent wealth in general. Usually shown as an infant being held by a deity, this is the only coin I have found with just Plutos standing. Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum. Marcus Aurelius AE15. Plutos Obv: ΑVΡΗΛΙΟ ΚΑΙ, bare-headed, draped bust of Marcus Aurelius right. Rev: ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ ΙΠVΛΟV, Plutos standing left, holding fruit in folds of chiton. RPC IV.2, 1330 (temporary) Liknophoros was the bearer of the liknon or winnowing fan, a basket used for separating grain from its chaff, and usually led the ritual processions at the Dionysia festivals. Caria, Antioch ad Meandrum. Marcus Aurelius AE15. Liknophoros Obv: ΒΗΡΟϹ ΚΑΙ. Bare head of Marcus Aurelius (short beard), r. Rev: ΑΝΤΙοΧƐΩΝ. Liknophoros r., clad in short chiton, supporting basket on his head. RPC IV.2, 821 The Amazons were a group of female warriors and hunters, who beat men in physical agility and strength, in archery, riding skills, and the arts of combat. This coin probably represents Myrina, an Amazonian queen who commanded a military expedition in Libya with her sister Mytilene after whom she named the city of the same name. Myrina also named three more cities after the Amazons who held the most important commands under her, Cyme, Pitane, and Priene. Mysia, Pitane. Faustina II. AE19. Obv: ΦΑVϹΤΕΙΝΑ ϹΕΒΑϹ; draped bust of Faustina II, r. Rev: ΠΙΤΑΝΑΙΩΝ; Amazon standing, l., holding patera and double axe. RPC IV.2, 629 Please feel free to share any coin, not just provincial, with unusual characters or anything you feel is relevant. 23 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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