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This series of coins is attributed to the late
1st century through to the mid - 2nd century (Domitian to Antoninus Pius). Their
origin and purpose is uncertain as is their date, and some may even be semisses
rather than quadrantes. Some ideas put forward suggest that the Senate were
given total power to mint these coins (anonymously) when they saw fit, such as
special occasions and public feasts. Alternatively some think that their purpose
was as small change at mining centres that were owned by the Senate. There is no
proof as far as known to support any of these theories, but when looked at
closely some of the deities resemble certain emperors from the period ascribed
Group VII. Draped and diademed bust of Venus right.
® S C. Dove standing left.