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Pautalia in Thracia, 187 AD., Commodus, 2 Assaria, the Charitae, unlisted.

Pautalia in Thracia, Commodus, issued by governor Caecilius Maternus,
copper Diassarion / Æ29 (28-29 mm / 14,06 g), 187 AD.,
Obv.: AYT KAI MAP AYP - [KOM]OΔOC , laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus right, seen from behind.
Rev.: [HΓ]E KΛI MATEPNOY OYΛΠIAC / ΠAYTAΛI / AC , the Charitae (Graces) dancing arm-in-arm (beside mineral springs or on the top of an altar ?): Aglaea and Thalia seen from front, each holding ribbons?, Euphrosyne seen from behind.
Staal (2004) The Three Graces and their Numismatic Mythology, - ; Ruzicka, Pautalia: - ; F. Imhoof-Blumer, Nymphen und Chariten: - ; Lindgren Coll.: - ; SNG Winterthur: - ; SNG Evelpidis: - ; Mouchmov - .

The three Graces, named Euphrosyne, Aglaia and Thalia, were the attendants of Venus/Aphrodite. They are shown on Roman provincial coins as a statuary group, nude and sometimes holding apples. In Pautalia they had been tutelary godesses of the local mineral springs.

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Name des Albums:Arminius / Pautalia
Schlüsselwörter:Pautalia / Thracia / Commodus / Caecilius / Maternus / Charitae / Graces / Aglaea / Thalia / Euphrosyne / Unlisted
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