ANNONA -- Goddess of Harvest -- Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.

ANNONA GODDESS OF HARVEST -- Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.

Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain. This reverse suggests the arrival of grain by sea from the provinces (especially from Egypt) and its distribution to the people. The wealth of a nation was at this time measured in grain storage.

Silver denarius, RIC III 231, RSC II 291, SRCV II 4068, VF, 3.262g, 17.4mm, 180o, Rome mint, 153 - 154 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, laureate head right; reverse COS IIII, Annona standing half left, heads of grain in right; left rests on modius set on prow.

A truly crisp and beautiful Goddess portrait, and lots of good vibes on this coin.