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E-auction 495-404955 - brm_747040 - JULIA DOMNA Denier

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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 72 €
Maximum bid : 72 €
End of the sale : 10 October 2022 14:33:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 209
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,57 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Joli buste de l’impératrice. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : I-V-NO.
Reverse description : Junon voilée debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; à ses pieds à gauche, un paon.
Reverse translation : “Iuno”, (Junon).

Historical background




Julia Domna is from Emesa in Syria and daughter of the High Priest of Baal of Emesa. Septimius Severus married her around 180. She gave him two sons, Caracalla, born in Lyon in 188, and Géta, born in 189. She was proclaimed Augusta in 194, accompanied the Emperor on his travels and therefore received the title of " Mother of the camps". During the Brittany expedition, she was regent in Rome. After the death of Septimius Severus, she received new honors, Mother of the Senate and Mother of the Country, as well as the titles of Pia Felix (pious and happy). In 212, Geta was assassinated by his brother in the arms of Domna. During Caracalla's Germanic and Parthian expeditions, Domna remained in Rome. After the death of her son, she is exiled by Macrinus and dies soon after..

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