Roman Empire, Julia Domna (193-217 CE), Denarius(C)

ROM-SL-JULIADOMNA
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Roman Empire, Julia Domna (193-217 CE), Denarius(C)

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  • Order Code: ROM-SL-JULIADOMNA
  • Size: 19
  • Weight/Dimensions: 2.5-3.5 g
  • Metal: Silver
  • Obverse: Portrait of empress
  • Reverse: Various pagan deities reflecting contemporary political, military, and religious themes
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Julia Domna, second wife of the emperor Septimius Severus and a powerful figure in the regime of his successor, the emperor Caracalla. She was also the mother of the emperor Geta, murdered by his brother Caracalla. Julia was the daughter of Gaius Julius Bassianus, the priest of the sun god Elagabal, the patron god of Emesa (modern Homs) and elder sister of Julia Maesa. As the emperor’s wife, she received the titles of augusta in 193 CE and ”mother of the army camps“ in 195 CE.