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E-auction 343-257467 - JULIA MAMAEA Denier

JULIA MAMAEA Denier XF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 40 €
End of the sale : 11 November 2019 14:27:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 222
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,61 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Beau portrait. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une vieille collection française dispersée à Pont-Audemer le 3 juin 2019, avec son étiquette d’époque

Obverse


Obverse legend : IVLIA MAMAEA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Julia Mamée à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (L).
Obverse translation : “Iulia Mamæa Augusta”, (Julia Mamée augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IVNO CONS-ERVATRIX.
Reverse description : Junon voilée debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; à ses pieds à gauche, un paon, tournant la tête à droite.
Reverse translation : “Iuno Conservatrix”, (Junon qui sauve).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Portrait inaugural de Julia Mamée.

Historical background


JULIA Mamee

(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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