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v61_0188 - JULIA MAMAEA Dupondius

MONNAIES 61 (2014)
Starting price : 0.00 €
Estimate : 550.00 €
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Type : Dupondius
Date: 228
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,53 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Emission: 9e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau portrait de Julia Mamée. Joli revers. Très belle patine vert olive
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Obverse legend : IVLIA MAMAEA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé et diadémé de Julia Mamée à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant, posé sur un croissant (L15).
Obverse translation : "Iulia Mamaea Augusta", (Julie Mamée augusta).


Reverse legend : FELICI-TAS TEMP/ 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 des temps).


Poids très léger. Divisionnaire rare avec un croissant impressionnant.

Historical background



Daughter of Julia Maesa, mother of Alexander Severus - Augusta

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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