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E-auction 565-504789 - brm_897697 - JULIA MAMAEA Denier

JULIA MAMAEA Denier XF
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Estimate : 55 €
Price : 22 €
Maximum bid : 22 €
End of the sale : 12 February 2024 14:34:40
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 222
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,39 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Flan centré. Monnaie agréable malgré l’usure et quelques faiblesses. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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 CONSERVATRIX.
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 léger. Portrait inaugural de Julia Mamée.

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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