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Gods, Goddesses, and Personifications

  4. Concordia

Concordia is the Goddess of concord or harmony. She was reverently worshipped by the Romans. Her feast day was January 16th, the day her principal temple was dedicated.

 


Concordia is depicted seated holding patera over lighted altar and double cornucopiae. She holds her patera over the altar that she may be strengthened by the religious rites in her honor. This sestertius type was struck by Trajan from the beginning of his reign in 98Ad until 111AD with several different legends.


98-99ad

obv : IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM

rev: TR POT COS II SC

varieties:

Head right (RIC 388, Banti 317)


from the Matthew Sersch collection

98-99ad

obv : IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM

rev: TR POT COS II PP SC

35mm

26.5g

Head right (RIC 399, Banti 322, BMC 717)

The above example has smoothed fields and hair has been tooled.

varieties:

Head right, draped left shoulder (Banti 323)


98-99ad

obv : IMP NERVA CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM PM

rev: TR POT COS II PP SC

varieties:

Head right (RIC 400, Banti 303)


99-100ad

obv : IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM

rev: TR POT COS III PP SC

varieties:

Head right (RIC 412, Banti 326, BMC 730)


101-102ad

obv : IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM

rev: TR POT COS IIII PP SC

varieties:

from the Matthew Sersch collection

Head right (RIC 430, Banti 340)

, also with aegis(RIC431, Banti 342, BMC 744), and draped left shoulder (Banti 341)


102ad

obv : IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM TRP VI

rev: IMP IIII COS IIII DES V PP SC

varieties:

Head right (RIC 445, Banti 74), also with aegis( Banti 76), and draped left shoulder (Banti 75)


103-111ad

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

rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

varieties:

Head right (RIC 496)


Fairly common reverse but some of the legend types are harder to find.


 


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