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Julia Domna, Augusta, 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
Julia Domna and her children as Terra and the Four Seasons! "The flatterers of Julia Domna pretended that all things were owing to her. The star-besprinkled globe represents the Roman world, which with her husband Septimius Severus she governed; and to the empire of which she destines her two sons, Caracalla and Geta, who, together with as many daughters, are the proof of her fecundity." -- Rasche, T. ii pl l p 932.
RS85789. Silver denarius
, RIC IV
S549 (R), RSC III
35, BMCRE V
S21, Hunter III
S22, SRCV II
6579, F, well centered
, slightly rough with light even corrosion, edge cracks, Rome
2.369g, maximum diameter
20.0mm, die axis
, 207 A.D.; obverse
, draped bust
right, hair in horizontal ridges, bun at back of head
; reverse FECVNDITAS
reclining left under a vine, nude to the waist, right hand set on globe spangled with stars, leaning on left arm on basket of fruits, in background four children representing the four seasons
Catalog current as of Saturday, December 15, 2018.
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