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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    The latest Franklin's World comic ...


    ... reminds me of this denarius!

    Domna LVNA LVCIFERA denarius.jpg
    Julia Domna, AD 193-217.
    Roman AR denarius, 3.07 g, 20.6 mm, 12:00.
    Rome mint under Caracalla, AD 215.
    Obv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: LVNA LVCIFERA, Luna in biga of horses, galloping left, drapery billowing behind head.
    Refs: RIC 379c; BMCRE 10; Cohen 105; RCV 7101; Hill 1477.

    Post your Luna/Diana Lucifera coins!!
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  3. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    We got the same one :) Internet high-five!:singing:
    [1197] Julia Domna - Rome, Italy (AR denarius, 211-217 AD).jpg
    ROMAN IMPERIAL, Julia Domna. Denomination: AR denarius, minted: Rome, Italy; 211-217 AD
    Obv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG: Bust of Julia Domna, hair elaborately waved in ridges and turned up low at the back, draped, right
    Rev: LVNA LVCIFERA: Luna (Diana?), with crescent on brow, mantle flying behind her, draped, standing left in biga
    Weight: 3.05g; Ø:19mm. Catalogue: RIC IV 379 C. Provenance: Ex DS ; acq.: 12-2019
  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Julia Domna 3.jpg
    Fouree Denarius
    OBVERSE: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right
    REVERSE: DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, holding long torch with both hands
    Struck at Rome, 211-217 AD Struck under Caracalla
    3,1 g; 18,3 mm
    RIC 373A [Caracalla]
  5. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Here are two of mine:

    lucy 1.jpg

    Gordianus III
    Denar, Rome
    Obv.: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev.: DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing right, holding long torch.
    AR, 2.77g, 18.9mm
    Ref.: RIC 127

    lucy 2.jpg
    Obv.: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus to right.
    Rev.: DIANAE LVCIFERAE Diana walking right, holding a long-handled torch in both hands; quiver on her back.
    Ag, 3.66g, 20mm
    Ref.. RIC 299, Cunetio 2430
  6. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    I do like Diana/Luna Lucifera very much. Here are mine






  7. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Dark Luna:
    AR Antoninianus. 5.19g, 24mm. Rome mint, AD 215. RIC 245c; BMCRE 121. O: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. R: P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Luna in biga of oxen galloping left, fold of drapery billowing in semicircle around head.
    Ex Stevex6 Collection, CNG E-sale 297 (27 Feb 2013), lot 436; ex CNG E-sale 186 (16 Apr 2008), lot 197

    Bright Luna:
    AR Antoninianus. 5.18g, 23.6mm. Rome mint, AD 217. RIC IV 284a corr. (draped and cuirassed; see plate); RSC 396a. O: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. R: P M TR P XX COS IIII P P, Diana Lucifera (or Luna) wearing crescent on head, fold of drapery in circle round head, holding reins and driving galloping biga of bulls left.
    Ex Michael Kelly Collection
  8. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Diana Lucifera:

    RImp P Clodius Mf Turrinus AR denarius 20mm 3.6g Rome 42 BCE Laureate hd Apollo R lyre - Diana Lucifera torches Cr 494-23 CRI 184 Syd 1117


    RR Anon 189-179 BCE AR Den Roma Luna Biga Sear 69 Craw 158-1

    RR Furius Purpurio 169-157 BCE Roma Luna Biga Linear Frame murex shell Craw187-1
  9. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Domna Eastern mint "Laodicea" denarius
    Rome mint denarius

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  10. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    In the course of rephotographing some neglected coins, I realized this one featured Artemis Phosphoros -- The Greek equivalent of Diana Lucifera!

    Otacilia Severa, AD 244-249.
    Thrace, Bizya Æ 23.5 mm, 6.89 gm, 7 h.
    Obv: M WTAKEIΛIA CEBHPA CEB, diademed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: ΒΙΖVΗΝΩΝ, Artemis Phosphoros standing right, holding arrow and torch; stag at her feet.
    Refs: Tachev, Bizija 5 (this coin); Moushmov 3514; Sear GIC 3991; Varbanov 1592; Lindgren II 759; Jurukova 147; Mionnet Suppl 2, 193; RPC VIII, (unassigned; ID 48718); CN 9242; Milano IV/3 --; BMC Thrace --; SNG Tubingen --; SNG Copenhagen --;Wiczay --.
    Notes: Double die-match to RPC specimen and to Lindgren II 759.
  11. DonnaML

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    Ever since I read this thread a while back, I've had my eye out for a coin with a Diana or Luna Lucifera reverse. I recently bought one from @John Anthony, and it arrived today. I'm very happy with it. Here it is:

    Gordian III AR Denarius, 241-242 AD, Rome Mint. Obv. Laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / Rev. Diana standing facing, head right, holding flaming long torch right with both hands, DIANA LVCIFERA. RIC IV-3 127, RSC IV 69, Sear RCV III 8673 (ill.). 20 mm., 2.7 g., 6 h. (Issued in celebration of marriage of Gordian & Tranqullina, 241 AD. See Sear RCV III 8673 at p. 123.)

    Gordian III-Diana Lucifera denarius jpg.jpg
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