(A Roman copy of a Greek statue) Though a maiden, she was known as a protector of young woman and a goddess of childbirth. She was one of the most worshipped of all the Greek and later Roman deities. C. Postumius At or Ta, Denarius, Rome, 74 BC; AR (g 3,56; mm 18; h 5); Draped bust of Diana r., with bow and quiver over shoulder, Rv. Hound running r.; below, spear; in ex. C POSTVMI / AT (or TA). Crawford 394/1a; Postumia 9; Sydenham 785 So popular was she that her massive Temple at Ephesus, despite no longer existing, is remembered today and was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. (Artists rendering based on ancient descriptions of the majestic Temple, sans images of beer guzzling frat boys vomiting down the steps) The temple was burned by some jack wagon arsonist (actually named Jack Wagon... No need to fact check this one) whom did so intentionally as he wanted history to remember his name. This happened on the same day that the greatest conqueror the world would ever know was born! Don't worry, Alexander would later rebuild the temple. The Roman equivalent, Diana, is still revered in religions to this day! (Hey girl. Why don't you put that bow and arrow down so I can holla atcha fo a minute) Boy, did the Greeks get it right in their assessment of true beauty... Cut to, current times: I'm gonna level with you all here: I am A HUGE Aurelian fan. He makes my top ten Emperors list ten out of ten times. And the dude was only around for 5 years! The empire was splintered and done for. And if he hadn't came along when he did I bet dollars to pennies that Rome not only looks vastly different, but never recovers from the position it was in. What the heck does Aurelian have to do with this exquisite write up on your wanna be ex girlfriend Artemis, Ry to the to??? Well, if I'd let me FINISH, I'd tell me, you. That said, this coin could've featured about any Emperor and I would've been just as down like Charlie Brown to acquire it. Though, it has a weak strike on the obverese, in hand that reverse jumps out at you like a coked up kangaroo! Pisidia. Kremna . Aurelian AD 270-275. Bronze Æ 32mm., 14,18g. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports. nearly very fine Cf. Von Aulock, Pisidien II 1621-3. At 32 mm she's a brick House. Who says, more than a handfuls a waste??? With her 4 levels of bosoms, it's more than a hands and hands full is certainly no waste! Just to keep you abreast of the situation, I'd mentioned earlier that she was goddess of the hunt. Well, she's also goddess of childbirth. Hence, clearly a goddess of fertiltitties. And Mertals don't get more fertils than her! Please post all those Artemisian coins, Diana, fertility goddesses, Aurelian, TOP heavy coins or whatever you feel adds to the fun!