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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Julia Mamaea| > RS00975
Julia Mamaea, Augusta 13 March 222 - February or March 235 A.D.
|Julia| |Mamaea|, |Julia| |Mamaea,| |Augusta| |13| |March| |222| |-| |February| |or| |March| |235| |A.D.|, Fecunditas (Latin: "fecundity, fertility") was the goddess of fertility. She was portrayed as a matron, sometimes holding a cornucopia or a hasta pura, with children in her arms or standing next to her. The priest of Fecunditas was believed to have the power to render women fertile, by whipping them, while nude, with thongs made of goat skin!
RS00975. Silver denarius, RSC III 6, RIC IV 332, BMCRE VI 913, Hunter III 9, SRCV II 8208, aMS, Rome mint, weight 3.30g, maximum diameter 18.5mm, struck under Severus Alexander, c. 232 A.D.; obverse IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, draped bust right, wearing stephane, hair in horizontal ridges, with looped plait at the back of neck; reverse FECVND AVGVSTAE, Fecunditas enthroned left, reaching out with her right hand to small boy standing before her nude with hands raised, left arm on chair; SOLD











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