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E-auction 405-317667 - JULIA MAESA Denier

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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 55 €
Maximum bid : 60 €
End of the sale : 18 January 2021 14:33:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 220-222
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,74 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan mince, centré. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IVLIA MAESA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Julia Maésa à droite avec les cheveux ramenés derrière la tête (L).
Obverse translation : “Iulia Mæsa Augusta”, (Julia Maésa augusta).


Reverse legend : SAECVLI - FELICITAS/ *|-.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite sacrifiant au-dessus d’un autel allumé et tenant de la main gauche un sceptre long.
Reverse translation : “Sæculi Felicitas”, (La Félicité du siècle).


Poids léger.

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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