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brm_546654 - JULIA MAMAEA Sesterce

JULIA MAMAEA Sesterce XF
145.00 €(Approx. 176.90$ | 124.70£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 231
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 18,64 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré, éclaté à 9h. Joli buste. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N.

Obverse


Obverse legend : IVLIA MAMAEA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste de Julia Mamée drapé et diadémé à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (L4).
Obverse translation : “Julia Mamaea Augusta”, (Julia Mamée augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [VENV]S VICTRIX/ S|C.
Reverse description : Vénus debout de face tournée à gauche, tenant de la main droite un casque et de la main gauche un sceptre ; à ses pieds, à gauche, un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Venus Victrix”, (Vénus Victorieuse).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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