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brm_660061 - JULIA MAMAEA Sesterce

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Item sold on our e-shop (2021)
Price : 225.00 €
Type : Sesterce
Date: 228
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,64 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré, fissuré à 3h. Joli buste. Agréable patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire de la collection Aymé Cornu


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


Reverse legend : FELICITAS AVG/ S|C.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) drapée debout à gauche, tenant un caducée long de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Augusta”, (la Félicité de l’augusta).

Historical background


(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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