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Live auction - brm_511866 - JULIA DOMNA Denier

JULIA DOMNA Denier XF/VF
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2019/01/29 14:00:00
brm_511866
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Type : Denier
Date: 216
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Julia Domna. Frappe molle au revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IVLIA PIA - FELIX AVG.
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 : “Julia Pia Felix Augusta”, (Julie pieuse et heureuse augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VENVS GENE-TRIX.
Reverse description : Vénus assise à gauche, sur un siège sans dossier, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche et tenant une pomme de la main droite ; ses pieds reposent sur un marche-pied ; Cupidon à ses pieds.
Reverse translation : “Venus Genetrix”, (Vénus génitrice).

Commentary


Poids léger. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le présentons à la vente.

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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