stola and palla and holding some combination of a patera, simpulum, scepter (hasta pura), torch, or Palladium. The Palladium was a statue of Athena (Roman Minerva) believed to have been brought by Æneas from Troy. Lucilla, AD 164-169. Roman Æ As, 11.24 g, 25.2 mm, 6 h. Rome, AD 164-166. Obv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, bare-headed and draped bust, right. Rev: VESTA S C, Vesta standing left, holding simpulum and Palladium; altar at feet, left. Refs: RIC 1780; BMCRE 1192; Cohen 95; RCV 5528. Julia Mamaea, AD 222-235. Roman AR denarius, 3.15 g, 18.3 mm, 5 h. Rome mint, 7th emission, AD 227. Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, diademed and draped bust right. Rev: VESTA, Vesta standing left, holding patera and transverse scepter. Refs: RIC 362; BMCRE 440; Cohen 85; RCV 8218. Faustina I, AD 138-141. Roman Æ as or dupondius, 12.70 g, 27.1 mm, 6 h. Rome, AD 147-161. Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, bare-headed and draped bust, right. Rev: S C, Vesta standing left, holding torch and Palladium. Refs: RIC 1196; BMCRE 1599-1602; Cohen 269; RCV 4656; ERIC II 344. The maintenance of her cult was carried out by six priestesses known as Vestales Virgines or Virgines Vestæ, who sometimes are depicted on coins sacrificing before her circular temple in the Forum Romanum. Instead of a cult statue in the cella, there was a hearth in the temple which held a sacred flame. The vestals' chief duty was to keep the eternal fire burning, each taking her turn in watching. In addition to the sacred flame, the temple was the storehouse for the legal wills and documents of Roman Senators and of the Palladium. Julia Domna, AD 193-217. Roman Æ as, 9.85 g, 25 mm. Rome, AD 214. Obv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, diademed and draped bust, right. Rev: VESTA SC, Temple of Vesta with four Vestals in scene of sacrifice; lighted altar in center. Refs: RIC 607; BMCRE 232-33; Cohen 234; RCV 7137. The Temple of Vesta remained largely intact until AD 1549, when the building was completely demolished and its marble reused in churches and papal palaces. The section standing today was reconstructed by Mussolini in the 1930s. Post your coins of Vesta, the Temple of Vesta, or anything you feel is relevant!