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Live auction - bpv_707269 - JULIA DOMNA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

JULIA DOMNA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien MS
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 1 938 €
Maximum bid : 2 200 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 15:06:12
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 215-217
Mint name / Town : Émèse, Syrie, Séleucie et Pierie
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,94 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type monétaire. Magnifique buste de Julia Domna. Revers de toute beauté. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets métalliques. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Buste de Julia Domna à droite, diadémé et drapé, vu de trois-quarts en avant (L5).
Obverse legend : IOULIA. AUGOSTA..
Obverse translation : (Julie impératrice).


Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite, les ailes déployées, la tête et la queue tournées à gauche, tenant dans son bec une couronne perlée ; buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Shamash à gauche entre les pattes de l’aigle, H en fin de légende de revers dans le champ droit.
Reverse legend : DHMARC. EX. OUSIAS.
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne).


Dans la base TSP maintenue par Michel Prieur, quatre exemplaires sont maintenant répertoriés, un seul en musée, à Paris, ex collection Chandon de Briailles, 1907.

Historical background


(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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