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E-auction 500-410397 - brm_421051 - JULIA MAMAEA As

JULIA MAMAEA As XF
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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 85 €
Maximum bid : 86 €
End of the sale : 14 November 2022 14:16:30
bidders : 17 bidders
Type : As
Date: 228
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,25 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan ovale avec un joli buste de Julia Mamée. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IVLIA MAMAEA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé et diadémé de Julia Mamée à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (L4).
Obverse translation : "Iulia Mamæa Augusta", (Julia Mamée augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FELICI-TAS AVG/ S|C.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) debout à gauche, tenant un long caducée de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Felicitas Temporum", (La Félicité du Temps).

Historical background


JULIA MAMAEA

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Daughter of Julia Maesa, mother of Severus Alexander - Augusta

Julia Mamée is the daughter of Julia Maésa and the sister of Julia Soémias. She belongs to this great line of Syrian empresses immortalized by Jean Babelon. Julia Mamée is the granddaughter of the priest of the cult of the Black Stone of Emesa, of which Elagabalus is the best known representative. Like her aunt Domna, her mother or her sister, Julia Mamée is an intriguer. However, she marries a small procurator of Syrian origin but will do everything to promote the promotion of her offspring. She will first intrigue to overthrow her nephew Elagabalus in order to promote the elevation of her son. Throughout the reign of Alexander Severus, she will be omnipresent and hold the reins of power. She maintains a circle of philosophers, including Origen, and Christian sympathy is attributed to her. She is murdered with her son.

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