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June is named after Juno! Let's see your coins honoring this goddess!!

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Faustina II, AD 147-175.
Roman AR denarius, 2.88 g, 17.5 mm, 6 h.
Rome, c. AD 164 or 165?
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, with single strand of pearls (Beckmann type 7 hairstyle).
Rev: IVNONI REGINAE, Juno seated left, holding patera and scepter, peacock at feet.
Refs: RIC 697; BMCRE 123; RSC 144a; RCV --; MIR 20-4/10b; CRE 185.
Notes: Obverse die match to BMCRE 123. Also known with bare-headed bust and Beckmann hairstyle 9 (BMCRE 124) and wearing a stephane.
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Juno and her pet rooster... ūüėē

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JULIA DOMNA
AR Denarius. 2.43g, 19mm.
Laodicea ad Mare mint, AD 200-207. RIC IV 640 var. (peacock); BMCRE V 602 var. (same).
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
R: IVNO REGINA, Juno standing front, holding patera in right hand and sceptre in left; on left, in front of her, rooster standing left.
Ex A.K. Collection (Triton XX, 9 Jan 17, Part of Lot 614)

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Gorgeous Denarius @Roman Collector  

JUNO / IVNO

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Campania CAPUA 
AE Semuncia 
215-212 BCE
Diademed and draped bust of Juno r., with sceptre over l. shoulder. 
Rev. KAPV in Oscan characters Two xoana draped; to l., triple knot. 
Sambon 1038. Giard 17. SNG ANS 215. Historia Numorum Italy 495.
Hannibal capital Italia

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Excited to say, I do have a Juno Faustina...I!

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Diva Faustina I AR Denarius. Struck under Antoninus Pius, Rome, AD 141. DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust left / AETERNITAS, Juno standing left, raising right hand and holding sceptre.

Reference:RIC 344

Very Fine, 2,8 gr, 17 mm

Purchased from NBS Aug 2021

 

 

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Hurray for Juno.¬† This thread inspired me to see what Juno types came my way so far in 2022.¬† First, three that came from two large eBay lots.¬† There were a couple of gems in these lots, but the Junos were not gem-like, as you can see¬†ūüė¨

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Faustina II   Æ As / Dupondius (c. 162-164 A.D.) Rome Mint FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right wearing circlet of pearls / [IVNO]NI REGINAE S-C, Juno, veiled, standing left, holding patera & sceptre; peacock at feet. RIC III Marcus Aurelius 1652 (10.48 grams / 23 x 22 mm) eBay May 2022     Lot @ $5 BIN  "The lack of an all-round legend and the use of the type 7 hairstyle imply a date for the IVNONI REGINAE with Juno standing type of AD 162 at the earliest.  The abundance of the issue suggests it was in production for at least a year or two. Therefore, I assign the issue a date of AD 162-164." Roman Collector on CT Jan. 2022

From the same lot, a real rarity, if you believe my wishful-thinking attribution and my "Manlia Scantila "double chin" theory - I wouldn't bet on it: 

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Manlia Scantilla?   Æ Sestertius (193 A.D.)  Rome Mint [MANLIA SCANTILLA AVG], draped bust right, hair in bun behind / [IVNO REGINA SC], Juno standing left, holding patera, peahen below. RIC IV Didius Julianus 18; BMCRE 32 (see notes).  (18.23 grams / 25 mm) eBay May 2022 Lot @ $5 BIN  Attribution:  Manlia Scantilla  IVNO REGINA type very similar to more common Julia Domna issues; based on slight double chin of this portrait, Manlia Scantilla is a possibility.  If not, these are the Julia Domna types: RIC IV Septimius Severus 840: with DOMNA RIC IV Septimius Severus 856:   with AVGVSTA

Another from those lots; this deserved as side-shot photo - it is very thick, a veritable brass slug (almost 14 grams!).  

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Crispina  Æ Dupondius (c. 178-182 A.D.) Rome Mint C[RIS]P[INA] AVG[VSTA], draped bust right / [IVNO LVCINA], S-C across field, Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter. RIC III Commodus 680 (dup.); Cohen 24; BMC 433. (13.97 grams / 23 mm) eBay May 2022    Lot @ $5 BIN  

Slightly more appetizing, which isn't saying much, here is Juno in her shrine, via a Volusian sestertius:

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Volusian Æ Sestertius (251-253 A.D.) Rome Mint IMP C[AE C] VIB VOL[VSIANO AVG], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IVNO [M]ART[IALIS], Juno seated facing, in circular, tetrastyle temple; [peacock at her side]. RIC IV 252a (var.) see notes. (14.27 grams / 26 x 23 mm) eBay Feb. 2022   Attribution Notes:  The reverse peacock is not present on this coin; this seems to be a common omission, but RIC does not note this, thus the "var." See Roma Numismatics Ltd. E-Sale 79, Lot 881, 14.01.2021 "[peacock at her feet]"... RIC IV 252a var. (peacock)"

 This one is the best of my 2022 purchases, Salonina:

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A sestertius match for the first one in this posting, Faustina II with a green face (a very rare variety):

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Faustina II  Æ Sestertius (c. 162-164 A.D.)   Rome Mint FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right wearing circlet of pearls / IVNONI REGINAE S-C, Juno, veiled, standing left, holding patera & sceptre; peacock at feet. RIC III Marcus Aurelius 1651 (24.60 grams / 29 mm) eBay Jan. 2022 Ck    

 

 

 

 

  

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Julia Mamaea. Augusta, 222-235 AD. AR Denarius (2,81 gm, 19mm). Rome mint. Struck 222 AD.
Obverse: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, bare headed, draped bust right.
Reverse: IVNO CONS-E-RVATRIX, Juno standing slightly left, holding patera and scepter; to left, peacock standing left.
RIC IV 343 (Severus Alexander); BMCRRE 43-5 (Severus Alexander); RSC 35. gVF.

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Here's the image of the Lucilla sestertius. She was eventually killed by the order of Commodus.

Lucilla Augusta, AD 164-169.

Æ sestertius, 30mm, 24g, 6h. Rome mint.

Obverse: LVCILLA AVG ANTONINI AVG F; Draped bust right.

Reverse: IVNONI LVCINAE; Juno seated left, holding infant and flower // SC

Reference: RIC 1747.


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That’s a beautiful denarius, Roman Collector. I love the portrait of Faustina II gazing skyward.

I think this is my one and only coin featuring Juno.

 

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My Juno coin is the same as the OP type, except Faustina is shown wearing a stephane. RIC III 698. It's also one of the nicest ancient coins I own in terms of condition, I really like the detail
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