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Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD, AR Denarius, Diana, struck 211-215 AD

325.00 AUD

Origin:
Rome mint
Authority:
Julia Domna, struck under Caracalla
Denomination:
AR Denarius
Composition:
Silver
Date:
211-215 AD
Obverse:
IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Bust of Julia, draped, right; hair waved in vertical waves, with six horizontal ridges, fastened in a large bun at back and queue on neck
Reverse:
DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana, draped, standing front, head left, holding long lighted torch, pointing slightly upward to left, in both hands
Size:
17.90mm, 2.4g, 1h
Grade:
EF, fine style, obverse flan flaw
Reference:
BMCRE V [Caracalla] 1; RIC IV 373A [Caracalla]; Cohen IV 32; RSC III 32
Julia Domna was the second wife of the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus and the mother of Emperors Geta and Caracalla. Unlike most Empresses, Julia travelled with her husband on military campaigns. She was well respected and credited for supporting Philosophy after Nero had previously banned it. She chose to commit suicide following the asssasination of her son Caracalla during a rebellion.
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