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Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > The Severan Period > Julia Domna > RY45906
Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D., Emesa, Seleucis and Pieria
Julia Domna was born in Emesa (now Homs), Syria in 170 A.D. She was the youngest daughter of high-priest Julius Bassianus, a descendant of the Royal House of Emesa. Emesa was famous for its Temple of the Sun, the center of worship for the ancient pagan cult El-Gebal (or Elagabal). El-Gebal, worshiped in the form of a conical black stone, was the Aramaic name for the Syrian Sun God and means God of the Mountain. Emesa was also the birthplace of three other Roman empresses, Julia Maesa, Julia Mamaea and Julia Soaemias, and one emperor, Julia Domna's nephew, Elagabalus.
RY45906. Bronze AE 25, SNG MŁnchen 814 - 816, BMC Galatia 238, SNG Cop -, gVF, Emesa (Homs, Syria) mint, weight 11.896g, maximum diameter 25.0mm, die axis 180o, reign of Caracalla, 215 - 216 A.D.; obverse IOYΛIA ∆OMNA, draped bust right; reverse EMICΩN KOΛΩNIA, flaming altar of the temple of Elagabal on two-tiered base, decorated with two sets of three arches with figures within; date ZKΦ (year 527) in exergue; rare; SOLD











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