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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Julia Maesa| > RS29303
Julia Maesa, Augusta 8 June 218 - 224 or 225 A.D.
|Julia| |Maesa|, |Julia| |Maesa,| |Augusta| |8| |June| |218| |-| |224| |or| |225| |A.D.|, Felicitas was the goddess or personification of happiness, good fortune, and success. She played an important role in Rome's state religion during the empire and was frequently portrayed on coins. She became a prominent symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the Roman Empire.
RS29303. Silver denarius, RIC IV 271; RSC III 45; BMCRE p. 541, 80; Hunter III p. 131, 13; SRCV II 7757, nice VF, Rome mint, weight 3.052g, maximum diameter 20.4mm, die axis 180o, 220 - 221 A.D.; obverse IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right, hair in nearly vertical waves, looped plait at back; reverse SAECVLI FELICITAS (era of good fortune), Felicitas standing half-left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar, long caduceus vertical in left hand, star in right field; ex Edgar L. Owen, auction 23, lot 93, 11 Jan 1996; SOLD










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