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Live auction - brm_417149 - JULIA DOMNA Denier

JULIA DOMNA Denier AU
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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 601 €
Maximum bid : 601 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:46:09
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 205
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,98 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Julia Domna. Joli revers de haut relief, finement détaillé. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : MATER AVGG.
Reverse description : Magna Mater (Cybèle), tourelée, drapée, tenant un rameau de la main droite, assise sur un trône dans un char allant à gauche et conduit par quatre lions.
Reverse translation : “Mater Augustorum”, (La Mère des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Ovide dans “Les fastes” demanda à la Muse Erato : “Pourquoi les lions, ces bêtes farouches, courbant pour la première fois leurs têtes sous le joug, viennent-ils s’atteler au char de la déesse ?” Elle répondit : “Ce fut Cybèle qui adoucit les mœurs féroces des hommes ; son char est un symbole de ce bienfait”.

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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