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bpv_450503 - JULIA DOMNA Assarion

120.00 €(Approx. 133.20$ | 100.80£)
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Type : Assarion
Date: c. 200
Mint name / Town : Nicopolis ad Istrum, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,74 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire pour ce monnayage avec un portrait très expressif et une jolie patine vert foncé. Flan irrégulier au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES VIII, n° 292


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 legend : IOULIA - SEBASTH.
Obverse translation : (Julia augusta).


Reverse description : Ciste d'où s'échappe un serpent à gauche.
Reverse legend : NIKOPOLIT PROS ISTR.
Reverse translation : (Nicopolis sur Istrum).


Semble complètement inédit et non répertorié avec la variante de légende de droit. Manque aux principaux ouvrages de référence.

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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