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Offline Juke

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Roman empress
« on: September 24, 2021, 05:02:08 am »
Hi!

I would appreciate if there would be information regarding this coin. The obverse shows clearly a bust of an empress, the reverse is damaged.

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Re: Roman empress
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2021, 05:42:08 am »
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points to Julia Domna.

Size and weight could help further identification.

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Re: Roman empress
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2021, 06:24:41 am »
Size: 25 mm
Weight: 13 g.

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Re: Roman empress
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2021, 07:02:56 pm »
Hairstyle is 100% Domna.
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Re: Roman empress
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2021, 08:01:46 am »
I was considering Julia Domna or Faustina Minor. The text just don't make sense to me.

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Re: Roman empress
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2021, 09:50:07 am »
Perhaps because it is a provincial coin with Greek, not Latin legends?
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Re: Roman empress
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2021, 11:48:41 am »
I am sure you are right.

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Re: Roman empress
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2021, 07:56:53 am »
Thanks for the suggestion of Julia Domna. I checked the references regarding the provinces and found out that it is her. As the names are written differently in the different provinces the coin is most likely from Moesia Interior or Thrace. Thereby:

Obverse: IOVLIA ΔOMNA CEBA: Bust of Julia Domna, hair elaborately waved in ridges and turned up low at the back, left
Reverse (possibly): Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm.


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Re: Roman empress
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2021, 08:47:55 am »
Bust left is found in Macedon too:

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=1602238

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Re: Roman empress
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2021, 09:01:54 am »
Thanks for the addition!

 

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