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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Julia Mamaea| > RY09656
Julia Mamaea, Augusta 13 March 222 - February or March 235 A.D., Bostra, Decapolis
Bostra was first mentioned in the documents of Tutmose III and Akhenaton (14th century BC). Bosra was the first Nabataean city in the 2nd century B.C. The Nabataean Kingdom was conquered by Cornelius Palma, a general of Trajan, in 106 A.D.

Under the Roman Empire, Bosra was renamed Nova Trajana Bostra, and was the residence of the legio III Cyrenaica and capital of the Roman province Arabia Petraea. The city flourished and became a major metropolis at the juncture of several trade routes, including the Roman road to the Red Sea. The two Councils of Arabia were held at Bostra in 246 and 247 AD.

The city continued under the Byzantine Empire, was conquered by the Sassanid Persians in the early 7th century, and finally conquered by the forces of the Rashidun Caliphate under Khalid ibn Walid in the Battle of Bosra in 634.

RY09656. Bronze AE 22, SNG ANS 1231, aF, Bostra (Bosra, Syria) mint, weight 4.70g, maximum diameter 21.9mm, die axis 180o, 222 - 235 A.D.; obverse IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right; reverse COLONIA BOSTRA, draped and turreted bust of Tyche left holding cornucopia; SOLD

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