Silver coin "Moneta - Goddess of money and protection", gold plated
Juno is an ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counselor of the state.
The nickname Moneta comes from the verb "to warn".
According to legends around 396-390 BC, when the Gauls attacked Rome,
the scream of the geese around the temple of goddess Juno awakened residents at night and warned them.
As a sign of gratitude, the Romans gave a new name to the goddess "Moneta",
that is, warning, advising, and built a great temple of Juno Moneta on the Capitol Hill.
Nearby on that hill, was the Imperial Coin Cutting Workshop.
Initially, people transferred the goddess's nickname to the workshop itself - it became the "Court of Moneta " or "Mint court",
then on its output: the small metal bits took the name ‘moneta’ (coins).
The inscription in Latin "Pecuniae imperare non servire oportet" reads "You must be the master of money, not its slave".