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brm_344937 - JULIA DOMNA As

JULIA DOMNA As AU
950.00 €(Approx. 1054.50$ | 798.00£)
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Type : As
Date: 198
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,42 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, un peu court sur la légende de droit. Magnifique portrait de Julia Domna où tous les détails de la chevelure sont visibles. Revers de haut relief bien venu à la frappe. Très belle patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Nicolas, 9 et 10 mars 19882, n° 590, de la vente du Crédit de la Bourse des 19 et 21 avril 1995, n° 400et de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli

Obverse


Obverse legend : IVLIA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Julia Domna à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant, la chevelure en tresses ramenées derrière la tête (L).
Obverse translation : “Iulia Augusta”, (Julia augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : M-A-TER - DEVM/ S|C.
Reverse description : Cybèle drapée et tourelée, assise à gauche entre deux lions, tenant une branche de la main droite, le bras droit reposant sur un tambour.

Commentary


Poids lourd qui ferait plutôt penser à un dupondius. Ce type au pedigree prestigieux semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


JULIA DOMNA

(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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