Mother of Severus Alexander, AD 222-235
AR Denarius. 3.14g, 19.7mm
MINTED: Rome mint, AD 222
REF: RIC 343; Cohen 35; BMC 43
OBVERSE: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, draped bust right.
REVERSE: IVNO CONSERVATRIX, Juno standing front, head to left, holding patera in her right hand and long scepter with her left; at her feet to left, peacock with folded wings standing left.
Good Very Fine. Lightly toned. Sharp, pleasant portrait.
From an old Swiss collection, purchased in the 1960s/1970s from Numiphil Basel (with their original ticket).
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 . Denarius . Mother of Severus Alexander **Pedigreed**
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