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Julia Paula, Augusta July or August 219 - about September 220 A.D., first wife of Elagabalus

Julia Paula was the first wife of Elagabalus and daughter of the Praetorian Prefect Julius Paulus. They were married in July or August 219 A.D. (before 28 August) and divorced in about one year.


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In 219, Julia Maesa arranged for her grandson Elagabalus to marry Julia Paula. The wedding was a lavish ceremony and Paula was given the honorific title of Augusta. In 220, he divorced her and married Aquilia Severa, a Vestal Virgin.
SH72835. Silver denarius, BMCRE V 172, RSC II 6a, RIC IV 211, SRCV II 7655, VF, nice portrait, centered, toned, weight 3.309 g, maximum diameter 20.1 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 219 - 220 A.D.; obverse IVLIA PAVLA AVG, draped bust right; reverse CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, patera in right, left elbow resting on arm of throne, star upper left; scarce; $175.00 (€152.25)




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Roman Coins of Julia Paula