Mother of Severus Alexander, AD 222-235
AR Denarius. 2.92g, 19.4mm
MINTED: Rome mint, AD 232
REF: RIC 331
OBVERSE: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, diademed and draped bust right.
REVERSE: FECVND AVGVSTAE, Fecunditas standing left, holding cornucopiae and extending right hand over child before her.
Extremely Fine. Beautiful, sharp portrait in high relief. Slightly textured surface; an insignificant flan crack, produced when the coin was struck. An excellent high grade example.
Julia Mamaea was the younger daughter of Julia Maesa and the mother of Severus Alexander. After Maesa's death in AD 225, Mamaea was de facto regent for her young son Alexander. Even though the empire was relatively well-ruled by Mamaea and her circle of advisors, her domineering personality was detested by the army. A conspiracy was eventually hatched against her, leading to both Severus Alexander and Mamaea being murdered during a munity while they were on campaign near Mainz in early 235.
JULIA MAMAEA . AD 222-235 . AR Denarius . Beautiful, high grade example
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