Roman Empire, Julia Mamaea (died 235 CE), Denarius(C)

ROM-SL-JULIAMAMAEA
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Roman Empire, Julia Mamaea (died 235 CE), Denarius(C)

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  • Order Code: ROM-SL-JULIAMAMAEA
  • Size: 19
  • Weight/Dimensions: 1.9-3.3 g
  • Metal: Silver
  • Obverse: Portrait of empress
  • Reverse: Various pagan deities reflecting contemporary political, military, and religious themes
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Julia Mamaea was the mother of emperor Alexander Severus and served as regent of Rome during his minority, continuing to yield somepower when he reached adulthood. Her son lost the support of the army and whilst on campaign against the Germans, alienated the Rhine legions, who proclaimed one of their commanders, Maximinus Thrax, as emperor in 235 CE. Troops sent to kill Alexander, found him clinging to his mother in a tent, mother and son were butchered together, ending the Severan dynasty.