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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Juno_Moneta

 

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempio_di_Giunone_Moneta

[...] JUNO MONETA, AN EPITHET OF THE ROMAN GODDESS JUNO,

WAS THE PROTECTRESS OF FUNDS. AS SUCH, MONEY IN ANCIENT

ROME WAS COINED IN HER TEMPLE FOR OVER FOUR CENTURIES.

 

[...] THUS, MONETA CAME TO MEAN "MINT" IN LATIN, AND WAS

THE ORIGIN OF THE ENGLISH WORDS "MONETARY" AND "MONEY".