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Silver coin "Moneta - Goddess of money and protection", gold plated

ID:
2010157
Price:147,00 лв.
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Technical data

Type: 
Sample: 
999/1000
Weight: 
15,5 г
Size: 
35 мм
Nominal value: 
1 NZD
Year of issuance: 
2016

Collection

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".