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GALLIENVS Radiate head right - Abundantia standing, emptying cornucopia 265-267 AD


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IMP GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right ABVNANTIA AVG, Abundantia standing, emptying cornucopia
Well, the legend may be weak but the subjects have nice derail. Glossy dark patina in hand.

Gallienus AE Antoninianus. Rome mint. Sole Reign. 265-267 AD. GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / ABVNDANTIA AVG, Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae. B in left field.

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Neato.  For some reason, I've always liked this type with Abundantia pouring out goodies from her cornucopia. 

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ELAGABALUS
AR Denarius. 3.38g, 18.8mm.
Rome mint, AD 218-222. RIC 56.
O: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: ABVNDANTIA AVG, Abundantia standing left, emptying cornucopia; to left, star.

 

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Nice coin, @thenickelguy! have one, too!

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Gallienus, AD 253-268.
Roman billon Antoninianus; 2.68 g, 19.5 mm, 1 h.
Rome, AD 265-267.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head, right.
Rev: ABVNDANTIA AVG, Abuntantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae with both hands; B in left field.
Refs: RIC 157K; Göbl 0574a; RCV 10164.


Over the years, the Latin abundantia became the Italian abbondanza. Admit it -- you thought of this Mama Celeste pizza commercial, didn't you?

 

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Thank you, thenickelguy — until I read your post, I never considered that there were coins featuring cornucopias being emptied. I was even more delighted to discover that I own such a coin.

 

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My only coin with this motif - cornucopia being emptied - is a denarius from Antoninus Pius. I am sure all the collectors enjoy this reverse (and not because of condition)

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Antoninus Pius AD 138-161. Rome Denarius AR 19 mm., 2,64 g
RIC III Antoninus Pius 234
Date Range: AD 153 - AD 154
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, Antoninus Pius, laureate, right / LIBERALITAS VII COS IIII, Liberalitas, draped, standing left, emptying coins out of cornucopiae, held in both hands

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Here is a Trajanus Decius, i don'f know if it has a double cornucopia.

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IMP C M Q TRAIANUS DECIUS AVG

ABUDANTA AVG

RIC IV nr 10b   4.94b   21.50 mm

and a GALLIENUS

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GALLIENUS AVG

ABUNDANTIA AVG /B

RIC IV 157  2.70 GR   21.78 MM

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