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brm_590696 - JULIA MAESA Sesterce

JULIA MAESA Sesterce VF
300.00 €(Approx. 366.00$ | 267.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 218-220
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 20,47 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier bien centré, frappe faible sur les légendes de droit et de revers. Beau buste de Julia Maesa. Belle patine verte naturelle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : [IVLIA] MAESA - AVG[VSTA].
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Julia Maésa à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (L).
Obverse translation : “Julia Mæsa Augusta”, (Julia Maesa augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [PIET-AS AVG]// SC.
Reverse description : Pietas (la Piété) voilée et drapée debout à gauche tenant une boîte à parfums de la main gauche et versant de l’encens de la main droite au-dessus d’un autel allumé.
Reverse translation : “Pietas Augustæ”, (La Piété de l’augusta).

Commentary


Poids très léger.

Historical background


JULIA Maesa

(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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