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bpv_521220 - JULIA MAESA Tétradrachme

JULIA MAESA Tétradrachme VF
250.00 €(Approx. 277.50$ | 210.00£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 3
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,95 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure régulière, recouvert d’une agréable patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste drapé de Julia Maesa à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (L).
Obverse legend : IOULIA MAISA SEB.
Obverse translation : (Julia Maésa augusta).

Reverse


Reverse description : Dikaiosyne debout à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : L - B.
Reverse translation : (An 2).

Commentary


Avant la collection ENP, nous n’avions jamais proposé de monnaies d’Alexandrie pour Julia Maésa.

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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