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E-auction 343-257469 - JULIA SOAEMIAS Denier

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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 65 €
Maximum bid : 65 €
End of the sale : 11 November 2019 14:28:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 219
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,57 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très beau droit mais faiblesse de frappe au revers et taches foncée. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une vieille collection française dispersée à Pont-Audemer le 3 juin 2019, avec son étiquette d’époque


Obverse legend : IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Julia Soémias à droite vu de trois quarts en avant, les cheveux légèrement tressés (L).
Obverse translation : “Iulia Soæmias Augusta”, (Julia Soémias augusta).


Reverse legend : VENVS CAELESTIS.
Reverse description : Vénus assise à gauche, les jambes croisées, tenant de la main droite une pomme et de la main gauche un sceptre long ; à ses pieds à gauche, un enfant debout à droite.
Reverse translation : “Venus Cælestis”, (La Vénus céleste).

Historical background


(222) Julia Soæmias

Mother of Elagabalus, daughter of Julia Maesa, sister of Julia Mamee - Augusta (219-222)

Julia Soémias had received the title of augusta in 219. His mother, Julia Maesa, do not hesitate one second to sacrifice with his little son Elagabalus to keep the throne to the Severan family, imposing his second daughter Julia Mamee and other small-son Alexander Severus, more controllable. Julia Soémias is murdered with her son Elagabalus 13 March 222.

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