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brm_403435 - JULIA DOMNA Denier

JULIA DOMNA Denier AU
125.00 €(Approx. 138.75$ | 103.75£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 203
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,45 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré sur un petit flan ovale. Joli portrait et beau revers. Patine grise
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 : “Julia Augusa”, (Julie augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PIETAS - PVBLICA.
Reverse description : Pietas (la Piété) voilée et drapée debout à gauche, étendant les mains et sacrifiant au-dessus d'un autel allumé placé à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pietas Publica”, (La Piété publique).

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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