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brm_585022 - JULIA MAMAEA Denier

JULIA MAMAEA Denier AU/XF
80.00 €(Approx. 92.80$ | 72.80£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 228
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,21 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, idéalement centré. Joli buste. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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


Reverse legend : FELICI-TAS PVBLICA.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) debout de face, regardant à gauche, les jambes croisées, tenant un caducée de la main droite et s'appuyant sur une colonne.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Publica”, (La Félicité publique).

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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