Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. Mn. Cordius Rufus. 46 BC.
Silver Denarius. Rome mint.
Conjoined heads of the Dioscuri right, wearing laureate pilei surmounted by stars.
Rev: Venus Verticordia standing left, holding scales and transverse sceptre;
Cupid on her shoulder.
Crawford 463/1a; CRI 63; S ydenham 976; Cordia 2a.
Very Fine, off centre
Venus Verticordia, the goddess who “turns the hearts of men”.
A temple in Rome was dedicated to her after the corruption of the vestal virgins.