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E-auction 299-218147 - JULIA DOMNA Antoninien

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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 105 €
Maximum bid : 145 €
End of the sale : 07 January 2019 14:15:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 216
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 4,62 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Très beau portrait expressif de Julia Domna. Revers de style fin à l’usure superficielle. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés. Conserve une partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection F. de La Viuda


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, le tout posé sur un croissant (L15).
Obverse translation : “Iulia Pia Felix Augusta”, (Julie pieuse heureuse augusta).


Reverse legend : VENVS GEN-ETRIX.
Reverse description : Vénus drapée assise à gauche sur un siège, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche et tendant la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Venus Genetrix”, (Vénus génitrice).


Joli portrait de Julia Domna avec le stéphané et le croissant bien visible.

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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