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Live auction - brm_444441 - JULIA DOMNA Sesterce

JULIA DOMNA Sesterce AU/AU
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 1 155 €
Maximum bid : 1 155 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:55:15
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 211
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 22,68 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier sur la tranche avec les grènetis visibles. Magnifique portrait de Julia Domna. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Très belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Docteur S

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 : “Iulia Pia Felix Augusta”, (Julie pieuse heureuse augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [P]VDICI-TIA// SC.
Reverse description : Pudicitia (la Pudeur) voilée et drapée assise à gauche, buste et visage de face, tenant un sceptre transversal de la main gauche et ramenant sa main droite devant sa poitrine.
Reverse translation : “Pudicitia”, (La Pudeur).

Commentary


Très beau portrait. Semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type 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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