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Live auction - brm_422331 - JULIA DOMNA Antoninien

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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:45:39
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Antoninien
Date: 215
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,82 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Portrait tout à fait exceptionnel de Julia Domna sans croissant. Revers de haut relief finement détaillé. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
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Obverse legend : IVLIA PIA -FELIX AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé de Julia Domna à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant, la chevelure en tresses est ramenée derrière la tête (L*5).
Obverse translation : “Iulia Pia Felix Augusta”, (Julie pieuse heureuse augusta).


Reverse legend : VENERI GEN-ETRICI.
Reverse description : Vénus assise à gauche, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Veneri Genetrici”, (À Vénus génitrice).


Un des premiers antoniniens de Julia Domna sans croissant. Normalement ce type est décrit sans croissant sous le buste drapé ce qui n’est pas normal pour l’antoninien. Ce type n’est répertorié que pour l’antoninien et le sesterce et semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(217) Julia Domna

Augusta (194-217)

Julia Domna is from Emesa in Syria and daughter of the high priest of Baal of Emesa. Septimius Severus wife to 180 and she gives him two son, Caracalla, born in Lyon in 188, and Geta, born in 189. She was proclaimed Augusta 194, accompanied the emperor in his movements and thus receives the title of "mother of the camps." During the expedition to Britain, is regent in Rome. After the death of Severus, she received new honors Mother of the Senate and Mother of the Fatherland, and the titles of Pia Felix (pious and happy). In 212, Geta was murdered by his brother in arms Domna. During the German expeditions and parthiques of Caracalla in Rome Domna rest. After the death of her son, she was exiled by Macrinus and dies shortly after.

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