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Live auction - brm_457398 - JULIA DOMNA As

JULIA DOMNA As AU
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 580 €
Maximum bid : 950 €
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 14:39:44
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : As
Date: 215
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,65 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Très beau portrait de Julia Domna. Revers de style fin, de haut relief. Magnifique patine verte. Conserve la plus grande partie de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IVLIA PIA - FELIX AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Julia Domna à droite, la chevelure en tresses ramenées derrière la tête (L).
Obverse translation : "Julia Pia Felix Augusta" (Julia pieuse heureuse Augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VES-T-A// S C.
Reverse description : Vesta voilée et drapée assise à gauche, tenant un simpulum de la main droite et appuyée de son bras gauche sur son siège, tenant un sceptre transversal de la mai gauche.
Reverse translation : “Vesta”, (Vesta).

Commentary


Buste de Julia Domna avec un stéphané (diadème).

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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