486/1 P.ACCOLEIVS LARISCOLVS Diana Nemorensis, Three cult nymph statues Diana Hecate Selene, Cypress grove, Denarius. #9460-40
Denarius. 41BC. 4.02grams. Rome mint. Accoleia. Crawford 486/01 P.ACCOLEIVS LARISCOL. Obverse: hd Acca r. Reverse: 3 nymph statues facing. Common.
Dating and mint location as per Bernhard Woytek's, Arma et nummi, 2003
Northumberland Smyth, 1856
Struck probably about 40 years B.C. A female head whose hair is adorned with a garland, and the bust closely draped. Around it the legend P(ublius) ACCOLEIVS LARISCOLVS. The lady's head on the obverse — considered to be Clymene, the mother of Phaeton — is neatly coiffed. Cavedoni, however, fancifully thinks it represents Acca Laurentia, in allusion to the name Accoleia ; while the lares on the reverse refer to the cognomen Lariscolus. Rev: Absque epigraphe. In the field three robed females with branches on their heads, and other branches on a wand, which seems to hold them together ; this alludes, not to the Caryatids, but to the metamorphosis of the three Clymenidae — sisters of Phaeton, ref. Havercamp. This gens is only known to us by coins and inscriptions.