JULIA DOMNA
Wife of Septimius Severus. AD 193-217

AR Denarius. 3.43g, 19.3mm

MINTED: Rome mint, AD 196-211

REF: RIC 572; RSC 150; BMC 62
OBVERSE: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
REVERSE: PIETAS AVGG, Pietas standing left, veiled, sacrificing on altar to left and holding incense box.


Grade/Notes:

Very Fine. Charming, youthful portrait of Domna.

 

Historical Notes:

Julia Domna, the daughter of the high priest of Ba'al at Emesa, belonged to a wealthy and aristocratic Arab-Syrian family.  Beautiful, intelligent, and highly-educated, she caught the imagination of Septimius Severus, a Roman general serving in Syria, when he met her and was told that her horoscope predicted that she would marry a king.  Septimius duly proposed marriage to her, and some years later, won the throne of Rome, becoming Emperor in 193.  

 

Domna frequently accompanied her husband on his military campaigns and was his close confidante.  Her influence saw a cultural Renaissance at Rome, where she was also involved in major building projects.  After Severus's death, she sought to mediate between her sons, Caracalla and Geta, both of whom hated each other.  Here, she would be unsuccessful, and Caracalla would  murder Geta within a year of their co-rule.

JULIA DOMNA . AD 193-217 . AR Denarius . Pietas

SKU: 2906
S$70.00Price
  • GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY

    MINOTAUR COINS offers a Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee on all coins purchased.  Any coin determined to be inauthentic can be returned unconditionally and at any time for a full refund.

  • SHIPPING INFO

    Delivery by Registered Mail within Singapore is FREE for orders $50 and above.  Shipping fees apply only for orders under $50 and for all international orders.

Last updated August 2020. All Prices in Singapore Dollars.

Free Delivery within Singapore for orders $50 and above.

MINOTAUR COINS ©2017. All Rights Reserved.