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VR6

Reference: VR6 / Cat. No.

Period: Roman

Origin: Central Mediterranean, Italy or Tunisia

Date: 40 100 AD

Description:

On discus: cow standing r., head turned to l., with calf suckling l.

Base marked LMVNSVC
Lucius Munatius Successus


Manufacture: Mould made.

Size (cm): L. 10.9, W. 7.5, H. 2.3

Condition: Restored.

Notes:

Comments:
This motif is believed to be a fertility symbol of eastern origin and is associated with Cybele, a goddess worshipped as the Great Mother. It appears on pre-Roman coins of Lycia, Euboia and Illyria.



VR6


VR6


Last edited: 15-03-2009

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