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E-auction 138-78090 - JULIA MAMAEA Sesterce

JULIA MAMAEA Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 51 €
Maximum bid : 67 €
End of the sale : 07 December 2015 14:45:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 228
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 16,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré. Beau portrait. Frappe molle et faible au revers. Patine marron foncé superficielle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IVLIA MAMA-EA AVGVSTA.
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/ S|C// -.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) drapée debout à gauche, les jambes croisées, tenant un caducée de la main droite, le coude gauche appuyé sur une colonne.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Publica”, (La Félicité publique).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Chevelure ornementée crantée.

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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