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Annona (Corn)

Annona holds corn ears and cornucopia, usually with a modius (a measure of grain) and prow of galley beside her. The type refers to the corn supply which had to be imported every year for the sustenance of Rome.

(2 coins)
Antoninus Pius, 138-161 A.D.

AE Sestertius, 22.18g. 31mm. Rome, 151/152 A.D. IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP. Laureate head of Pius to right. Rv. TR POT XV COS IIII ANNONA AVG S C. Annona seated to left holding corn ears in right hand over modius and cornucopia in left hand. RIC 891. Dark brown patina

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about Extremely Fine $800.
Philip I, 244-249 A.D.

AE Sestertius, 16.26g. 28mm. Struck in 246 A.D. IMP CAES M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. ANNONA AVG S C. Annona standing to left holding corn grains and cornucopia; moidus at her feet; hairline flan crack at 6:30 obv. RIC 168. Green patina with some light encrustation and virtually as struck

Ex: CNG, Auction 96, Lancaster, PA, May 14, 2014, lot 854

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Extremely Fine/Very Fine $950.

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