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I found an interesting website that features events in ancient Rome on a daily basis.



Under May 26 the author mentions celebrations honoring mother-goddesses and symbols of fertility.

Anyway, I decided to make a poster of some Roman mothers and offspring from my collection.





Feel free to post your moms and kids or fertility related coins.




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Of course, Mother's Day in Christianity isn't meant to be about your mother. It's to honour your mother church.

Fausta Nummus, 326
Treveri. Bronze, 18mm, 2.74g. Bust of Fausta, waved hair, mantled, right; FLAV MAX - FAVSTA AVG. Fausta, veiled, draped, standing front, head left, holding two children in her arms; SALVS REI - PVBLICAE; mintmark STR(dot on crescent) (RIC VII, 483). From the Ibberton (Dorset) Hoard 2019.

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This one literally reads "The Great Mother"!

Faustina II, 147-175 CE.
Roman orichalcum sestertius, 23.49 g, 29.0 mm, 11 h.
Rome, c. 170-174 CE.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right (Beckmann Type 10 hairstyle).
Rev: MATRI MAGNAE S C, Cybele seated right, holding drum in left hand on left knee; to left and right of throne, lions, seated right.
Refs: RIC 1663, BMCRE 932-935; Cohen 169; Sear 5281; MIR 25-6/10c; ERIC II 205.
Notes: This coin may have been issued to commemorate the birth of Faustina's last child, a daughter, Vibia Aurelia Sabina, born 170 or 171 CE.

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