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bpv_540611 - JULIA MAMAEA Tétradrachme

JULIA MAMAEA Tétradrachme VF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2021)
Price : 120.00 €
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 13
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,84 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie est corrodée mais les deux bustes de part et d’autre sont bien nets
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Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock d’Alain Cheilan (Toulon)


Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Julia Mamée à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (L5).
Obverse legend : IOU MAMAIA SEB - MHTE SE K STR.
Obverse translation : (Julia Mamée augusta, mère de l’auguste).


Reverse legend : LZ.
Reverse description : Buste de Zeus à droite, la tête laurée.
Reverse legend : IG.
Reverse translation : (an 7).


Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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