Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

A reconsideration of an aureus in the name of Plotina Aug Divi from Campana's collection

Sep 12, 2022, 4:40 PM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall B

Auditorium Maximum - Hall B


Maria Cristina Molinari (Musei Capitolini/Medagliere )


An aureus in the name of Plotina Avg Divi with the reverse VESTA TRAIANI PARTHICI from Marquis Giampietro Campana’s collection is re-examined here.
The coin’s authenticity, supported by various scholars including P. L. Strack and H. Mattingly, was deemed unlikely in the latest edition of RIC II2, 3, especially in connection with other issues of Plotina from the Hadrianic period. Further stylistic and historical considerations, however, allow us to relate the aureus to the very latest issues of Trajan, thus confirming its authenticity.

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Maria Cristina Molinari (Musei Capitolini/Medagliere )

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