A Distinguished Collection of Roman Bronze Coins, the Property of a Gentleman (15 February 2017)
Date of Auction: 15th February 2017
Sold for £8,000
Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000
FootnoteProvenance: H.D. Weber Collection, Jacob Hirsch Auction 24 (Munich), 10 May 1909; L. Vierordt Collection, Jacques Schulman Auction 139 (Amsterdam), 5 March 1923, lot 2065; Sir Arthur Evans Collection, Ars Classica Auction XVII (Lucerne), 3 October 1934, lot 1631; bt Spink February 1940.
To afford divine protection to the production of coinage, the mint was originally set up in the Temple of Juno Moneta in the citadel on the Capitoline Hill overlooking the Forum. From the second century, the personification of the goddess becomes threefold, perhaps representing production in gold, silver and bronze or even the multiple aspects of finance, money and coinage