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Live auction - bpv_340210 - JULIA DOMNA Diassaria

JULIA DOMNA Diassaria MS
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Estimate : 650 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:37:43
Type : Diassaria
Date: 198-203
Mint name / Town : Stobi, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23,00 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,57 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Portrait magnifique de Julia Domna. Revers de haut relief, finement détaillé. Magnifique patine vert noir
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 ramenées derrière la tête (L).
Obverse translation : “Iulia Augusta”, (Julie Augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MVN - STOB.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) marchant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Municipium Stobium”, (Ville de Stobi).

Commentary


Type rare.

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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