Details of Diana personified

Diana was the goddess of wild-life and hunting. She is often be identified by her attributes – a bow and arrow or quiver of arrows.

As the moon-goddess (the brother of Apollo the sun-god) she is sometimes named Diana Lucifera (meaning ‘Diana the light-bringer’) and shown with a crescent moon above her head and holding a torch.

Diana is not a common subject on coins, but does appear occasionally from Republican times until the mid 3rd century AD.


  • Bow and arrow
  • Quiver of arrows

Greek counterpart

Diana can be identified with the Greek deity Artemis

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