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brm_624190 - JULIA MAESA Denier

150.00 €(Approx. 175.50$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 222
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,18 g.
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, centré. Superbe revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IVLIA MAESA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Julia Maésa à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (L).
Obverse translation : “Iulia Mæsa Augusta”, (Julia Maésa augusta).


Reverse legend : PVDICITIA.
Reverse description : Pudicitia (la Pudeur) assise à gauche, voilée et drapée, les jambes croisées, portant sa main droite à sa bouche et tenant un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pudicitia”, (La Pudeur).

Historical background


(223 or 226) Julia Mæsa

Sister of Julia Domna, mother of Julia and Julia Soémias Mamee, grandmother of Elagabalus and Alexander Severus - Augusta (218-223/226)

Julia Maesa is the sister of Julia Domna, so the sister of Septimius Severus. She married Julius Avitus and had two daughters, Julia Soémias, mother of Elagabalus and Julia Mamee, mother of Alexander Severus. The person is fifty years in 217 to the death of his sister who did not support the assassination of his son Caracalla. Immensely rich, she will campaign with soldiers stationed at Emesa to proclaim his eldest grandchildren, Emperor Elagabalus. In 222, it is still to save the dynasty, which leave kill his daughter and Elagabalus to promote his second son Alexander Severus breakfast under august. She died earlier this principality, between 223 and 228, most probably 226.

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