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brm_526176 - JULIA MAMAEA Denier

125.00 €(Approx. 147.50$ | 113.75£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 230
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,99 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré présentant un très beau buste de Julia Mamée, bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers à l’usure superficielle. Patine grise
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Obverse legend : IVLIA MA-MAEA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Julia Mamée à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (L4).
Obverse translation : "Iulia Mamæa Augusta", (Julia Mamée augusta).


Reverse legend : FELICITAS PVBLICA.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) assise à gauche, tenant un caducée de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Publica”, (La Félicité publique).


Poids léger.

Historical background


(235) Julia Mamaea

Daughter of Julia Maesa, mother of Alexander Severus - Augusta (221-235)

Mamee Julia is the daughter of Julia Maesa and sister Julia Soémias. It belongs to the great tradition of Syrian empresses immortalized by Jean Babelon. She is the granddaughter of the priest of the cult of the black stone which Elagabalus Emesa is the best known representative. Julia Mamee as Domna his aunt, his mother or sister, is an intriguing. However, she married a small procurator of Syrian origin but will do everything to help promote his offspring. She starts intrigue to overthrow his nephew Elagabalus, to promote the elevation of his son. During the reign of Alexander Severus, it will be pervasive and held the reins of power. It maintains a coterie of philosophers, including Origen, and it is believed to Christian sympathies. She was killed with his son.

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