Julia Mamaea, 222-235 AD, AR Denarius, Vesta, struck c. 226 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Julia Mamaea, struck under Severus Alexander
City/Region:
Rome mint
Denomination:
AR Denarius
Composition:
Silver
Date:
circa 226 AD
Obverse:
IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Bust of Julia Mamaea right, draped, wearing stephane, hair waved, with four horizontal ridges
Reverse:
VE-S-TA, Vesta veiled, draped, standing front, head left, holding palladium on extended right hand and vertical sceptre in left; fold of drapery over left arm
Size:
20.68mm, 2.6g, 7h
Grade:
aEF, irregular flan, lustrous surfaces, lightly toned
References:
BMCRE VI 381-383; RIC IV 360; Cohen IV 81; RSC III 81

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Julia Avita Mamaea was the mother of the Roman Emperor Severus Alexander. She served as regent whilst he was a minor. Following the deaths of Caracalla and Elagabalus, Severus Alexander became Roman Emperor. They were both assassinated in 235 AD by mutinous soldiers paving the way for Maximinus Thrax to become Roman Emperor.