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Roman Republic, Denarius

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Roman Republic, Denarius (obverse) Roman Republic, Denarius (reverse)

The obverse of this denarius depicts Diana, goddess of women, childbirth and the hunt, in her guise as Diana Nemorensis. The reverse shows a triple cult statue of Diana Nemorensis (Diana, Hecate and Selene) with a cypress grove behind. Both Hecate and Selene were pre-Greek goddesses, whose worship became merged with the cult of Diana.

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