Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD, AE Sestertius, Juno, struck 211-217 AD, Banti Plate Coin
Julia Domna, struck under Caracalla
Rome mint
AE Sestertius
211-217 AD
IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Bust of Julia Donna, draped, right; hair elaborately waived in nearly vertical waves, with seven horizontal ridges, fastened in a small bun at back and queue on neck
IVNONI LV CINAE, Juno, draped, seated left, holding flower in extended right hand and child in swadling clothes at breast on left arm; S C in exergue
31.80mm, 23.55 g, 12h
aVF, well centred, light brown patina, hairline flan crack.
Pedigreed: illustrated in Banti; ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 411 (13 December 2017), Lot 406; R. D. Frederick Collection, Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 290 (7 November 2012), lot 410; Thomas Olive Mabbott Collection, Hans M. F. Schulman Auction (Mabbott Part V, 7 July 1970), Lot 485
Banti 26 (this coin illustrated); RIC IV [Caracalla] 586; BMCRE IV [Caracalla] 211 (same reverse die as plate 74, 1); Cohen IV 93

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Banti Plate Coin - this coin is illustrated in Banti, A. & L. Simonetti. Corpus Nummorum Romanorum. 18 Vols. (Florence, 1972-1979)

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.