Julia Soaemias Antoninianus NGC Certified Slab(F)

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  • Julia Soaemias Antoninianus NGC Certified Slab(F)
Julia Soaemias Antoninianus NGC Certified Slab(F)

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  • Order Code: JULIASOAEMIAS(AR)NGC
  • Grade/Condition: (F) Fine
  • Weight/Dimensions: 42.8 g
  • Metal: Silver
  • Obverse: Portrait of empress
  • Reverse: Various pagan deities reflecting contemporary political, military, and religious themes
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Julia Soaemias was the mother of the emperor Elagabalus, a member of the powerful Emesan dynasty along with Julia Mamaea, Julia Maesa and Julia Domna. She helped orchestrate Elagabalus’s rise to power and sadly shared his fate, when his unpopular eastern religious practices and sexual perversions, stirred up discontent. She and her son were killed by the Praetorian Guard and suffered the eternal shame of damnatio memoriae, their names and images erased from all records or places they were displayed.