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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ Roman Coins ▸ The Severan Period ▸ Julia SoaemiasView Options:  |  |  | 

Julia Soaemias, Augusta 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.

Julia Soaemias was the mother of Elagabalus and as debauched as he was. She was murdered along with her son in 222 A.D.


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RS29296. Silver denarius, RSC III 8, RIC IV 241, SRCV II 7719, EF, soft reverse, weight 3.268 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, obverse IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG, draped bust right; reverse VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus standing left, apple in right hand, scepter in left hand, star in right field; exceptional portrait; SOLD


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Venus was a major Roman goddess principally associated with love and beauty, the rough equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite.
RS39498. Silver denarius, SRCV II 7720, RIC IV 243, RSC III 14, EF, weight 2.874 g, maximum diameter 21.1 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 220 A.D.; obverse IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG, draped bust right; reverse VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus diademed seated left on throne, apple in right hand, scepter in left hand, child at her feet; SOLD


Julia Maesa, Augusta 8 June 218 - 224 or 225 A.D., Hybrid with Julia Soamias Reverse

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Interesting hybrid of a Julia Maesa obverse with a Julia Soaemias reverse (RIC 241). BMC lists a large variety of hybrids mixing obverses and reverses of Julia Domna, Julia Maesa, and Julia Soamias. Many are identified as ancient counterfeits. This particular hybrid, most likely an ancient counterfeit, is not listed.
RS14185. Silver denarius, BMCRE V -, RIC IV -, reverse RIC IV Soaemias 241, F, weight 2.385 g, maximum diameter 17.1 mm, die axis 0o, Rome or unofficial mint, obverse IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right; reverse VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus standing left, apple in right hand, scepter in left hand; slightly irregular flan, frosty surfaces, no indication of a base metal core; SOLD







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OBVERSE LEGENDS

IVLIASOAEMIASAVG
IVLIASOAEMIASAVGVSTA


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