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TYPES OF REVERSES

Festival of Isis coinage
Rome, fourth century A.D.

Vota Publica issues

 

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TYPE 1  (click to see the catalogue)

Neptune, at left, standing right, left foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident, facing Isis at right, standing left, holding sistrum and situla.

 

TYPE 2  (click to see the catalogue)

Sol-Sarapis standing front, looking right, raising right hand and holding globe in left.

 

TYPE 3a  (click to see the catalogue)

Sarapis standing front, looking right or left, raising right hand and holding globe in left hand.

 

TYPE 3b  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis (?), devotee of Isis (?), standing front, looking left, raising right hand and sometimes holding globe in left hand.

 

TYPE 4  (click to see the catalogue)

Sarapis standing left, holding sceptre and placing his right hand on head of devotee kneeling at left.

 

TYPE 5  (click to see the catalogue)

Sarapis seated facing on throne, looking left, holding sceptre in left hand and grain-ears in right.

 

TYPE 6  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis advancing (or standing) right or left, holding sistrum in right hand and situla in left.

 

TYPE 7  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis standing facing, looking right or left, holding sistrum in right hand and a disc-shaped object or dish of fruit (sometimes with snake) in left.

 

TYPE 8  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis standing facing, looking right, holding branch and dish of fruit.

 

TYPE 9  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis standing facing, looking left, raising hands (holding sistrum in both hands?).

 

TYPE 10 (click to see the catalogue)

Isis as mummy, advancing left, holding sceptre in right hand and laying raised left arm on breast.

 

TYPE 11  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis as sea-goddess, reclining left, holding a large cornucopia with both hands, resting left arm on an overturned urn, out of which flows water.

 

TYPE 12  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis, seated facing on throne, suckling Harpocrates.

 

TYPE 13  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis standing right, in galley sailing right, looking back and supporting the sail with both hands.

 

TYPE 14  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis standing left, in galley sailing left, supporting the sail with both hands.

 

TYPE 15  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis and Sarapis in a galley, going right. Isis is standing on the prow, holding a sail and looking back; Sarapis is seated by on stern, holding the second sail.

 

TYPE 16  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis sitting on the stern of a galley sailing to the left, holding sistrum in right hand, and accompanied in the bow by Anubis, who is standing, looking back, holding palm and caduceus. Two dolphins in the water complete the scene.

 

TYPE 17a  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis seated left in galley sailing left, holding sistrum in raised right hand. There are several rowers before her.

 

TYPE 17b  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis standing left in galley sailing left, holding sistrum in raised right hand and situla in left. The sail is tied on the cross beam. Beneath the goddess there are four rowers.

 

TYPE 18  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis, holding sistrum in raised right hand and reins in left, standing in a cart drawn to left by two mules.

 

TYPE 19  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis, holding sistrum in raised right hand, in cart drawn by two mules going left; Anubis accompanies the carriage, looking back and holding palm branch in right hand.

 

TYPE 20  (click to see the catalogue)

River-god Nile reclining left, in a cart drawn right by two hippopotamus, holding in right hand a cornucopia.

 

TYPE 21  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis, holding sistrum in raised right hand and sceptre in left, sitting on the back of the Sothis dog, bounding right and usually looks back.

 

TYPE 22  (click to see the catalogue)

Anubis (at the left), holding palm branch in right hand and caduceus in left, and Isis (at the right), holding sistrum in right hand and situla in left; both advancing left.

 

TYPE 23  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis, standing at the right and holding sistrum in raised left hand, embraces to Anubis, who is standing at the left, holding caduceus in right hand.

 

TYPE 24  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis and Nephthys, both winged and wearing the snake Uraeus on head, standing one facing another, holding a sistrum in her raised hands and an indeterminate object (knife?) in the other hands.

 

TYPE 25  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis and Nephthys, both winged and wearing the snake Uraeus on head, standing one facing another, holding sistrum and an indeterminate object.

 

TYPE 26  (click to see the catalogue)

Anubis standing left, holding sistrum in right hand and caduceus in left.

 

TYPE 27  (click to see the catalogue)

Anubis standing left, holding branch or palm-branch in right hand and caduceus in left.

 

TYPE 28  (click to see the catalogue)

Anubis, wearing long robe and holding sistrum in raised right hand, sitting on the stern of a galley, sailing right.

 

TYPE 29  (click to see the catalogue)

Harpocrates standing left, setting his right forefinger to his mouth, and holding cornucopia in left hand.

 

TYPE 30  (click to see the catalogue)

River-god Nile reclining left, holding a small ship, resting left arm on an overturned urn, out of which flows water.

 

TYPE 31  (click to see the catalogue)

River-god Nile reclining left, holding a small ship and a reed-stalk, resting left arm on an overturned urn, out of which flows water.

 

TYPE 32a  (click to see the catalogue)

Sphinx, sitting on its hind legs, to right, raising foreleg.

 

TYPE 32b  (click to see the catalogue)

Sphinx, sitting on its hind legs, to left, raising foreleg.

 

TYPE 33  (click to see the catalogue)

Isis, facing and holding sistrum in right hand and basket or disc (?) in left, in cart drawn by two sphinxes. In front of cart Harpocrates standing, setting his right forefinger to his mouth and holding cornucopia. The Sothis dog, sometimes radiated, bounding right waves and looking back below.

 

TYPE 34  (click to see the catalogue)

Devotee of Isis kneeling right, with outstretched hands in the act of adoration.

 

TYPE 35  (click to see the catalogue)

Devotee of Isis standing right, holding on her head with both hands a large basket.

 

TYPE 36  (click to see the catalogue)

Devotee of Isis standing facing, looking left, holding in each hand a candelabrum.

 

TYPE 37a  (click to see the catalogue)

Devotee of Isis standing facing, holding two burning torches.

 

TYPE 37b  (click to see the catalogue)

Devotee of Isis advanced right, holding two burning torches.

 

TYPE 38  (click to see the catalogue)

A standard-bearer (¿Isis?) walking right, with a cow (?) on the top of the pole.

 

TYPE 39  (click to see the catalogue)

Cupid, brandishing whip, standing on back of sea-monster with the upper body of a bull and tail of a fish advancing right. Dolphin below.

 

TYPE 40  (click to see the catalogue)

Two naked deities standing facing, both emerging from a calyx of lotus, holding a small uncertain object. Two snakes between them at their feet and a sacred vessel with the Uraeus-snake above.

 

 

 

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