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Artemis is probably the must  busy goddess. She is the goddess  of the forest, childbirth, the moon (if Selene is in holidays ?) and of hunting, as well as the guardian of women and children. She is one of the twelve great Olympian gods, daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister of Apollo. Later she changed her name to  Diana.

Please post your coins of Artemis or Diana !




Here are some examples:

If one is not enough:


Caria, Tabae
AE 24
Obv.: ΑΥ ΚΑ(Ι) ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΑΡΙ(Ϲ) ΓΕ(Ρ) ΔΑ, laureate head of Trajan right, with drapery on left shoulder
Rev: ΤΑΒΗΝΩΝ, two figures, side by side, of Artemis standing facing, wearing short chiton, drawing arrow from quiver with r. hand, holding bow in l.
AE, 24 mm., 9,28 g
Ref.: RPC III, 2289 (this coin)


If she is tired from running around



Valerian I
Ionia, Ephesos.
(AD 253-260)
Obv: AYT K ΠO ΛIKINI OYAΛEPIANOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: EΦECIΩN A ACIAC, Artemis seated on stag right; holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver.
AE, 8.68g, 25mm
Ref.: Karwiese 1136 (V12/R54); BMC -; SNG von Aulock -


Having fun with some stags:


Lydia. Hierocaesaraea
Time of Commodus
Bronze, Æ 27
Obv: ΔΗΜΟС, Head of youthful Demos right
Rev: IEPOKAICAPEΩN, Artemis driving biga of stags right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver on back.
Æ, 27.4mm, 8.67g
RPC IV.2, 11794 (temporary), Martin 1, SNG Hunterian 1377



Meeting a naked guy:



Lydia, Hierocaesarea
Faustina II
Mènodôros the Second, strategos
Obv.: ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust of Faustina left.
Rev.: [EΠI CTPA M]HNOΔ[ΩPOY B.], [IЄ]POKAI[CAPЄΩN] in exerque; nude hero (Perseus) standing right, seen from the back, Artemis standing left, holding bow, having quiver at shoulder; both clasping hands over lighted altar
AE, 38.14g, 36mm
Ref.: RPC IV.2 11395 (temporary) - This Coin listed



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Here's one where she is the main star


Seleukid Kingdom. Magnesia on the Maeander . Seleukos II Kallinikos 246-226 BC. Æ 17 mm., 4,02 g.
Obv: Head of Artemis right, bow and quiver behind.
Apollo standing left, testing arrow and resting bow on ground; all within maeander pattern. Controls: Monogram in field to outer right, two monograms in field to outer left.
SC 670.

Preparing for the default activity



Lydia, Saitta, Faustina II, AD 147-175
16 mm, 3 g
Obv : ΦΑVϹΤƐΙΝΑ ϹƐΒΑϹΤΗ, draped bust of Faustina II, r. / ƐΠ Φ ΗΡΚΛΑΝΟV ϹΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ, Artemis standing, r., drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, holding bow; to r., dog
RPC IV.2, 11561

When not available, at least there's a statue


Lydia. Tralleis circa 133 BC.
Cistophoric Tetradrachm AR
26 mm, 11,75 g
Magistrate Time. Cista mystica with serpent, within ivy wreath. / TΡAΛ to left of bowcase between two coiled serpents, TIME above, cult image of Artemis Anaitis standing front in right field. BMC 31-32; SNG von Aulock 8287; SNG Cop 661; Paris 2700-2701; SNG Leipzig 1269; Mionnet IV, 1026; Pinder 160; Whittall sale 1325b; GRPC Lydia S470

When Trajan misbehaves, she's there to explain him you need to be good


(Silver, 6.60g 21mm) CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR Didrachm
112-114 AD. AYTOKΡ KAIC NEΡ TΡAIANO CEB ΓEΡM ΔAK, laureate and draped bust of Trajan, r., seen from rear, globe beneath / ΔHMAΡX EX YΠATO ς, female bust (Artemis ?) in chiton, holding spear in r. hand and patera in l.
RPC III, 3006;  Sydenham 196a, Metcalf Hoard 335–351 and Pl. 18–19, Metcalf Conspectus 64e, Ganschow 131d



(note - on this coin it is not certain that the reverse depicts Artemis - I personally think it's Hera)


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I have many Artemis and Diana coins, but this is my favorite.

Is there anything cooler than Artemis doing a drive by shooting in a stag biga?

Julia Mamaea, AD 222-235.
Roman provincial Æ 28.5 mm, 11.90 g, 5 h.
Ionia, Ephesus, AD 222-235.
Obv: IOVΛIA MAMAIA CЄB, draped bust, right, wearing stephane.
Rev: EΦЄCIΩN ΠΡΩTΩN ACIAC, Artemis driving biga of stags right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver.
Refs: RPC VI, 4975 (temporary); Karwiese 804; SNG von Aulock --; SNG Copenhagen --.
Notes: Ex-Plankenhorn Collection of Ionian Coins, ex-Naumann Auction 91, lot 927, 7 May, 2020.

And, of course, there's the Artemis of Ephesis type:


Faustina I, AD 138-140.
Roman provincial Æ 19.4 mm, 4.2 g.
Phrygia, Ankyra, AD 138-140.
Obv: ΦΑΥϹΤЄΙΝΑ ϹЄΒΑϹΤΗ, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
Rev: ΑΝΚΥΡ-ΑΝΩΝ, cult statue of Ephesian Artemis standing facing, wearing kalathos, arms resting on supports and flanked by two stags.
Refs: RPC IV.2, 1732 (temporary); SNG Cop 139.
Notes: The Greek obverse inscription, ΦΑΥϹΤЄΙΝΑ ϹЄΒΑϹΤΗ, makes no mention of the empress' deified status and corresponds to FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, used on imperial issues from AD 139-140. Accordingly, RPC dates the coin to "early in the reign of Antoninus Pius," and suggests "c. 138-140."


Faustina II, AD 147-175.
Roman provincial Æ 19.1 mm, 3.81 g, 7 h.
Phrygia, Ankyra, AD 147-165.
Obv: ΦΑΥϹΤЄΙΝΑ ϹЄΒΑϹΤΗ, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
Rev: ΑΝΚΥ-ΡΑΝΩΝ, cult statue of Ephesian Artemis standing facing, wearing kalathos, arms resting on supports and flanked by two stags.
Refs: RPC IV.2, 1727 (temporary); BMC 25.64,35-36; RG 5644; Sear 1774; SNG Cop 142-143; SNG von Aulock 3436; SNG Munich 99-100.
Notes: Dating this is difficult. The empress is depicted in a hairstyle used on imperial issues from 147-c. 150, but the obverse inscription corresponds to one used on imperial issues after 158. Accordingly, RPC is uncertain whether it was issued under Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius.
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Nice coins all! I have a few Artemis / Diana coins:



Pamphylia, Perge
AE16, Perge mint, struck ca. 50-30 BC
Dia.: 16.6 mm
Wt.: 3.9 g
Obv.: Cult statue of Artemis Pergaea facing within distyle temple, facing eagle in pediment
Rev.: ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΟΣ ΠΕΡΓΑΙΑΣ, Bow and quiver
Ref.: SNG France 373-8
Ex Savoca Coins 111th Blue Auction (August 2021)



Roman Empire
Faustina II, daughter of Antoninus Pius and wife of Marcus Aurelius 
AE Sestertius, Rome mint, struck ca. AD 156
Dia.: 33mm
Wt.: 26.11g 
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA AVG PII F; Draped bust right 
Rev.: S-C; Diana standing left, holding bow and arrow
Ref.: C 206; RIC A. Pius 1383; BMCRE 2194
From a European Collection formed in the 1980s with tag

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RR Dianas can't be ignored.


C. Hosidius C. f. Geta 68 BC. Rome. Denarius AR17 mm, 3,96 g
Obv: Diademed head of Diana draped right, bow and quiver at her shoulder GETA before, III. VIR behind. Rev.: The wild boar of Calydon right, pierced by spear and attacked by dog. C. HOSIDI. C.F. in exergue.
Crawford 407/2


P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus 42 BC. Rome

Denarius AR

19 mm, 3,81 g

Obv. Laureate head of Apollo right; behind, lyre.
Rev. P.CLODIVS – ·M·F, Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lit torch in each hand.
Crawford 494/23; BMCRR Rome 4290.

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Wow!! ... great idea for a thread, shanxi ... and great coins, gang!

Here are a bunch of my sweet ol' examples with Artemis and/or Diana ... she sure loved her bow and her dogs, eh?



Roman Republic
AR Denarius of C. Postumus (below)

Date: circa 74 BC

Size: 18.7 mm

Weight: 3.96 grams

Obverse: Draped bust of Diana right, with bow and quiver over shoulder

Reverse: Dog running right, spear below, C. POSTVMI in exergue

Attribution: Cr. 394/1a; RSC Postumia 9




C. Hosidius C.f. Geta (below)

64 BC. Rome Mint.

AR (silver) Denarius Serratus (3.63 gm  20mm).

Obverse: GETA – III·VIR, Draped bust of Diana to right, with her hair simply arranged and with bow and quiver at her shoulder.

Reverse: C.HOSIDI.C.F, Wild Calydonian boar standing right, pierced by spear and attacked by hound.

Ref. Hosidia 2. Cr.407/1. Syd.904.

Other: linear banker's mark on neck




THESSALY, Magnetes. AR Drachm (below)

Demetrias mint

Circa 168-140 BC

Diameter: 18 mm

Weight: 4.20 grams

Obverse: Head of Poseidon right, wearing oak wreath; monogram to left

Reverse: ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ, Artemis, holding bow, seated left on prow left; to left, dolphin downward; star surmounting akrostolion; two monograms to right

Reference: BCD Thessaly I –; BCD Thessaly II 415.2; HGC 4, 58

Other: 9h … some roughness

Ex-stevex6 … From the BCD Collection

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circa 125-100 BC

Amisos mint

Diameter: 18 mm

Weight: 8.5 grams

Obverse: Head of Artemis right, wearing stephane
Reverse: Tripod … AMI - ΣΟΥ in field
Reference: Malloy 18; HGC 7, 240
Other: conserving full details in both sides and very strong relief. Light adjustment marks in obverse


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Lycia, Masikytes AR hemidrachm (below)

1st century BC

Diameter: 12.3 mm

Weight: 0.83 grams

Obverse: Draped bust of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder

Reverse: Quiver; torch to left, uncertain object to right; A - Y, M - A, all within incuse square

Reference: S. 5299

Other: Nice tone


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Lucius Axius L.f. Naso AR Denarius (below)

Rome mint

70 BC

Diameter: 18 mm

Weight: 4.04 grams

Obverse: Helmeted head of Mars right, wearing crested helmet with plumes; XV¯ to left

Reverse: Diana driving biga of stags right; behind, two dogs running right; below, dog running right

Reference: Crawford 400/1b; Sydenham 795; Axia 2

Other: 4h … toned, banker’s mark on cheek. Rare


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PAMPHYLIA, Perge, Æ18 (below)
Circa 50-30 BC
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 3.92 grams
Obverse: Cult statue of Artemis Pergaia facing within distyle temple; c/m: sphinx seated right within circular incuse
Reverse: Bow and quiver
Reference: Colin Series 7.2; SNG BN 373-8
Other: 12h …dark brown to black patina with earthen highlights/deposits
Ex-stevex6 … From the estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind

Pamphylia Perge Countermark.jpg

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Great to see the diversity of images of Artemis in the coins presented in this thread!  Here's an Artemis that hasn't made an appearance yet: Diana (Artemis) of Massalia .


Notes on this coin and others associated with Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars.  

And a rare coin of Ekkarra - a plate coin from the reference on these coins:


Notes on this coin https://www.sullacoins.com/post/ae-coin-from-ekkarra-achaea-phthiotis

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Artemis with Apollo Standing 246-225 BC


Maybe struck during the reign of Seleukos II (246-225 BC)
It most resembles a coin I found

Head of Artemis quiver behind neck. Apollo standing l., holding arrow and grounded bow.
Very worn but the pose of the figure standing is the same as best as I can tell.

These two were twin brother and sister. The father was Zeus and mother, Leto.

Artemis is the twin sister of Apollo. In most accounts, the twins are the products of an extramarital liaison.
In myth and literature, Artemis is presented as a hunting goddess of the woods, surrounded by her followers who is not to be crossed.

Apollo is the Olympian god of the sun and light, music and poetry, healing and plagues, prophecy and knowledge, order and beauty, archery and agriculture. He is harmony, reason and moderation personified, a perfect blend of physical superiority and moral virtue.

Apollo is the only major god who appears with the same name in both Greek and Roman mythology. Artemis would be known as Diana in Roman mythology.

Both Artemis and Apollo had used golden bows and were expert archers.

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So many nice coins !! Congratulations !!


@ambr0zie, I like your Trajan and the explantion😁 and the Hosidius C. f. Geta is on my want list for a long time.

@Roman Collector: Faustina as expected 🙂. I also have a similar  Ephesos biga from the same family (Geta)



@NewStyleKing. Nice Tets. I had bid on a New Style tetradrachm with Artemis not too long ago, but the price went through the roof.🙁

@Curtisimo: I love the Faustina

@Steve: Wonderful coins, but the Magnetes example is a real beauty

@Sulla80: The L. Hostilius Saserna is for years on my want list but examples as yours are really expensive

@thenickelguy: Nice coin, I have a similar type






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Magnesia ad Maeandrum Ar  Stephanophoric Tetradrachm 160-150 BC Obv  Bust of Artemis right draped wearing stephane. Bow and quiver over far shoulder. Rv. Apollo Delphios standing left leaning on tripod,all within laurel wreath. Jones 10 16.83 grms 31 mm Photo by W. Hansen1362827137_magnesia5(2).jpg.6e68f38131f6bf3bf1ff71049c9ea93b.jpgI have always been impressed with the so called stephanophorii. They appear to have been created as a transfer currency, converting the cistophorii of Pergamon to the Attic weight tetradrachms favored by the rest of the Hellenic world. However as numbers appear to be found in Syria it would appear that these are also a form of coinage of convenience by which the Kings of Pergamon can intervein in Seleukid affairs without seeming to do so.

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I love the many representations of Artemis/Diana. Any deity that had an entourage of nymphs following her is tops in my book.

Why is the cult statue so different than the normal representation?


Phrygia, Ancyra. Faustina II AE18

Obv: ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH / draped bust right.
Rev: ANKYΠANΩN / cult image of Artemis Ephesia standing facing between two stags.




Lydia, Hierocaesarea. AE14. 54-138 AD.

Obv: ΠEΡCIKH, draped bust of Artemis Persica left, quiver over shoulder.
Rev: IEΡOKAICAΡEΩN, lighted, garlanded altar.
SNG von Aulock 2953.


Brother and sister.


Phrygia, Hyrgaleis. Severus Alexander Æ30

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟϹ / Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r.
Rev: ΥΡΓΑΛƐΩΝ ΤΟ TϚ / Apollo standing facing, looking r., resting on lyre on tripod, and Artemis standing facing, looking l., holding bow and arrow, stag before her, looking back.
TϚ = 306



Pisidia, Kremna(Cremna). Marcus Aurelius AE23

Obv: IMP C M AVR, laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: DIANAE CREM, Artemis standing front, looking left, holding patera, bow and spear. Stag standing right at foot right.
BMC 5; Imhoof KM 6; Aulock Pisidien II, 1081-1086.



Cilicia, Anemurium. Gallienus. AD 253-268.

Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Artemis advancing right, holding bow in extended hand and drawing arrow from quiver; stag at feet to left; ЄT B (date) in legend.
SNG France –; cf. SNG Levante 522 (dated RY 3); SNG Levante Supp. –.
Dated RY 2 (AD 254/5).



Achaea. Arcadia, Caphyae. Septimius Severus Æ22

Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: KAΦYI ATΩN / Artemis, with veil billowing, running left, head right, holding torch and bow.
22mm., 5.2gm.
BCD Peloponnesos 1385.



Pamphylia, Perga. Hadrian, AE14. Artemis Pergaia

PZ : Between 117 and 138



Lydia, Thyateira. Pseudo-autonomus AE23 Artemis Boreitene

Obv: ΒΟΡEΙ − ΤΗΝΗ, Draped bust of Artemis Boreitene left with bow and quiver.

Rev: ΘΥΑΤEΙΡΗΝΩΝ, Eagle with spread wings standing facing.

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Great thread with some amazing coins so far!

It's hard not to have a crush on Artemis. Beautiful, athletic while still curvy, likes the outdoors, is a goddess whoes never been laid, oh, and she wants nothing to do with me... or any mortal male for that matter:



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Cool coins everyone...


Aeolis, Kyme, c. 165-90 BC. Æ (16mm, 3.84g, 12h). Zoilos, magistrate.
Obverse...Draped bust of Artemis right, hair in sphendone, quiver and bow over shoulder.
Reverse...Single-handled oenoechoe (Kyme's cup) with KY above (Kyme), flanked either side by laurel branches.
Magistrates name left to right across central field Z-Ω / I-Λ / O-Σ..Zoilos.
SNG München 507-9; SNG Copenhagen 108; SNG von Aulock 1642.


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Cites is Lower Moesia often put Diana/Artemis on coins. Here are coins of Macrinus (reigned 16 months in 217-218) and his son Diadumenian. Both have Diana right, about to draw an arrow from her quiver with her hound racing right behind her.


Macrinus. 28 mm. Nicopolis ad Istrum. 
Hristova, Nicopolis p. 288,


Diadumenian, 25 mm. 8.22 grams. Marcianopolis.
Hristova, Marcianopolis, p. 124,

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WOW. More nice coins. 



@kapphnwn : What a beautiful coin. I am jealous. 


@AncientOne : although worn I really like the Thyateiracoin and the unusual "seen from behind" depiction.


@Ryro : Nice coins. What is the last one ?


@Spaniard : Small but nice. Very similar to my example



@Kamnaskires : Artemis looks cute on the Elymais coins. Here is another from Elymais:


Kingdom of Elymais
Prince A
Late 2nd-Early 3rd Cent
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Bust to left; Hair tuft at back Head; Anchor with 1 Crossbar
Rev.: Artemis standing right; Bow at right; reaching Left for arrow
Æ, 1.9g, 13 mm
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 19.1, Subtype 1-1Bb THIS COIN
Ex Van't Haaff Collection


@Valentinian Marcianopolis has beautiful depictions of Artemis/Diana. Here is my Diadumenian


Diadumenian (As Caesar, AD 217-218)
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis
Æ Triassaria
Obv.: Κ Μ ΟΠΕΛΛΙOC ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC / Draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: MAPKIANOΠΟΛITΩN / Artemis advancing right, holding bow and drawing
arrow from quiver; at feet to right, hound springing right; Γ (mark of value) to left.
AE, 7.92g, 23.7mm
Ref.: AMNG I 787; Mouchmov 588; Varbanov 1311.


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This is the wrong thread, I wanted to post it in "Post it and pick it" but since the token shows Artemis it fits also here . 


Counter Token
by (Ernst Ludwig Sigmund ?) Lauer, Nuremberg, AD 1791
Obv.: LVD: XVI DG - FR. ET. NAV R , bust of Louis XVI facing right.
Rev.: RECH PFENN / LAUER , Artemis/Diana walking with her dog on the dog leash, trees and bushes to the right
AE, 1.53g, 21mm
Ref.: Hennin Nr. 274. Pl. 26 - 31, 1791

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Sicily, Syracuse Æ Hemi-litron reign of King Agathokles ca. 317-289 BC



This hemi-litron was issued during the reign of Agathokles from ca. 317-289 BC and portrays an image of Artemis or Diana, the Goddess of War -notice her quiver of arrows behind her neck. The legend Soteira translates as "saviour" The winged thunderbolt on the reverse with the monarchs' Agathokles name and title is a famous design



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I just posted my Diadumenian coin from Nicopolis with Artemis in the Post it and Pick it thread yesterday, so here's an Antoninus Pius from Alexandria with Artemis instead:

Antoninus Pius, Billon Tetradrachm, Year 5 (AD 141/142), Alexandria, Egypt Mint. Obv. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind, ΑVΤ Κ Τ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤΝΙΝΟϹ / Rev. Artemis advancing right, wearing diplois (cloak) and boots, with short chiton and short peplos which flies behind, right breast bare, raising right hand to pluck arrow from quiver and holding out bow in left hand; in left field, L beneath E (Year 5). 23 mm., 13.52 g., 12 h. Emmett 1362.5, RPC IV.4 Online 14247 (temporary) (see https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/14247); Milne 1693 at p. 41 (detailed description of Artemis at p. 134); BMC 16 Alexandria 938 (at p. 109 & Pl. III) (rev. var. in placement of year). Purchased at CNG [Classical Numismatic Group, LLC] E-Auction 512, 23 March 2022, Lot 454.


@shanxi, I also have a half-dozen Roman Republican and Imperial coins depicting Diana, but I didn't get the impression you wanted to see those. 

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On 7/5/2022 at 10:22 AM, shanxi said:

Please post your coins of Artemis or Diana !


9 hours ago, DonnaML said:

I also have a half-dozen Roman Republican and Imperial coins depicting Diana, but I didn't get the impression you wanted to see those. 


Of course I want to see them !!

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Really like your coins @shanxi! Nice!

I will blast this out again...

RI Prv Lydia Hierocaesarea 54-59 CE Capito under Nero Artemis STAG Leaping ? Throat Cutting RPC 1 2391-2

DIANA (Capua with Hannibal - NOT Roman)

Campania CAPUA AE Uncia 216-211 BCE Diana Boar Hannibal capital Italia SCARCE

DALI of KOLCHIS (Associated with Artemis)

Kolchis 5th-4th C BCE BI hemidrachm 11.5mm 1.8g Archaic female head - Georgian goddess Dali - Bull head border SNG Cop 98

She was the Hunting Goddess of the Kolchis / Colchis area 
(think Jason and the Golden Fleece). 
She was described as a beautiful nude woman with golden hair and glowing skin...

(She is not nude here...)

DIANA - Roman

RR Allius Bala 92 BCE AR Den Diana Biga Stags Sear 221 Craw336-1 scarce

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