SIX ROMAN DENARII OF JULIA DOMNA

SIX ROMAN DENARII OF JULIA DOMNA


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Coins: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1335145

Please refer to our stock # 4-A when inquiring.
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Rome Mint; 196-211 CE

Obverse: IVLIA AVGVSTA. Draped bust of Julia Domna facing right.


Reverse 1: SAECVLI FELICITAS. Isis, wearing polos, standing right, left foot on power, holding infant Horus. To left altar and rudder.

Weight: 3.00 g; Diameter: 17.8 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 577


Reverse 2: HILARITAS. Hilaritas standing left, holding long palm and cornucopia.

Weight: 2.72 g; Diameter: 19.15 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 556


Reverse 3: MATER DEVM. Cybele, towered, seated left on throne between two lions; holding branch and sceptre, resting left arm on drum.

Weight: 2.81 g; Diameter: 18.6 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 564


Reverse 4: FORTUNAE FELICI. Fortuna standing left holding cornucopia and resting left arm on rudder.

Weight: 3.05 g; Diameter: 18.7 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 552 var

RSC, 55


Reverse 5: LAETITIA. Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and rudder.

Weight: 3.00 g; Diameter: 18.7 g

Reference:

RIC 4a, 561


Reverse 6: VESTA MATER. Vesta seated left holding palladium and sceptre.

Weight: 3.33 g; Diameter: 18.2 mm

Reference:

RIC 4a, 583

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Julia Domna was born in Syria in 170 CE. In 187/188 CE she was married to Septimius Severus and became Empress of Rome when Severus was appointed Emperor in 193 CE. She is credited with being a woman of learning and held a great amount of power through her influence with her husband. She was also the mother of Caracalla (b. 188 CE) and Geta (b. 189 CE). Her influence within the empire continued under her son Caracalla with her often administrating the empire while her son was on campaign. She committed suicide in 217 CE after the assassination of Caracalla.