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brm_229271 - JULIA DOMNA Denier

JULIA DOMNA Denier AU/AU
125.00 €(Approx. 137.50$ | 110.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 204
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,23 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Petite usure superficielle au revers. Une fine patine grise avec des reflets dorés recouvre l’exemplaire
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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 : PIETAS - AVGG.
Reverse description : Pietas (La Piété) debout à gauche, mettant un grain d'encens dans la flamme d'un autel et tenant une boîte à encens (acerra).
Reverse translation : "Pietas Augustorum" (La Piété des Augustes).

Commentary


Très beau portrait particulier.

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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