Today's Franklin's World cartoon -- Selene/Diana Lucifera

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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Today's Franklin's World depicts the moon goddess Diana Lucifera/Selene as being tired of yo-yo dieting (waxing and waning)!


    Here's a coin featuring Diana Lucifera I've never posted here before. Let's see your coins of moon goddesses!

    Faustina Jr DIANA LVCIF denarius Markov.jpg
    Faustina II, AD 147-175.
    Roman AR denarius, 2.83 g, 18 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, AD 158-161.
    Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: DIANA LVCIF, Diana standing left, holding long transverse lighted torch with both hands.
    Refs: RIC 674; BMCRE 87-88; Cohen 85; Strack 520b; RCV 5250; MIR 7-4/10a; CRE 174.
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  3. 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]
  4. fomovore

    fomovore Active Member

    Maximinus I, 236-237 CE
    Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
    Reverse: Draped bust of Selene right; crescent moon before; L Γ (date) behind. Köln 2575; Dattari (Savio) 4600 var. (obv. legend); K&G 65.48; Emmett 3300.3.
    (CNG photo).

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  5. Andres2

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  6. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    A Gordian III denarius with Diana Lucifera on the reverse, looking like she's either an alien creature or is wearing some sort of horrifying face mask:

    Gordian III-Diana Lucifera denarius jpg.jpg
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  7. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Riding her bull biga...

    Caracalla - Antoninianus Luna Biga Bulls ex Kelly 2993 new.jpg
    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, Luna Lucifera 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


    RR Anon 189-179 BCE AR Den Roma Luna driving Biga Sear 69 Craw 158/1
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  9. Zebucatt

    Zebucatt Well-Known Member

    My sad Julia Domna is so clipped its waning. :cat:

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