Dea Moneta
Banner Artemide eLive Auktion 30
Lot # 44
Greek Italy. Lucania, Poseidonia-Paestum. Roman Rule. AE Semis, 90-44 BC. Obv. Head of Mineia right. Rev. Two-story building. HN Italy 1258; HGC 1 1221. AE. 4.54 g. 15.50 mm. Uneven green patina with lovely copper highlights. About VF. This coin presents a rare instance of a woman signing as the sponsor of a coinage issue. Mineia is also known from contemporary inscriptions as a major benefactor of the city of Paestum. The building, a public structure of some sort, may be another of her donations to the city, and it is even conceivable the female head is a portrait of Mineia herself.
Starting price: € 40
Currently: € 40
Number of bids: 1
Minimum bid: € 45
B.P.: 20.00%
Closing on: 2023-12-02 14:00:00 Roma time
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