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The Roman Republic
Asta LIVE sabato 5 e domenica 6 dicembre dalle ore 15:00 - Live auction Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December 2020, from 15:00h CET
Lot # 300
Mn. Cordius Rufus.
AR Denarius, 46 BC.
RVFVS. III. VIR. Conjoined heads of the Dioscuri right, each wearing pileus surmounted by star.
MN CORDIVS. Venus Verticordia standing left, holding scales and sceptre, Cupid on her shoulder.
Cr. 463/1b; B. 1.
In excellent condition for issue, brilliant and prettily toned, with iridescent hues.
Venus Verticordia ('the changer of hearts') was an epithet of the Roman goddess Venus, alluding to the goddess' ability to change hearts from lust to chastity.
On April 1st the festival of Venus Verticordia known as the Veneralia celebrates the chaste Goddess Venus who changes the human heart. On this day Roman women asked Mater Venus Verticordia for assistance in affairs of the heart, sex, betrothal and marriage.
Lot closed on: 2020-12-05 14:00:00 Roma time
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