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Gods, Goddesses, and Personifications

  2. Aequitas

Aequitas is equity. She represents the ability of the emperor to judge and administer to the people's needs with impartiality.


Aequitas is depicted holding scales and a cornucopiae. The scales represent balance or equalness while the cornucopiae represents the good that comes of this virtue.


From the Matthew Sersch Collection

obv : IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP

rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

103-111AD

33mm

26.6g

Bust Right with aegis Banti 178, RIC 497


varieties:

Bust right (RIC 497)

bust right draped left shoulder ( Banti 176)


From the Matthew Sersch Collection

obv : IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP

rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

103-111AD

35mm

25.7g

bust right draped and cuirassed as seen from side

 Banti 179


bust right, 3/4 view, draped left shoulder ( Banti 177)


Considered common by RIC but rarely appears for sale.


 


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