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Julia Mamaea, Augusta 13 March 222 - February or March 235 A.D.
On 11 March 222, Elagabalus was assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, by the Praetorian Guard. Their mutilated bodies were dragged through the streets of Rome before being thrown into the Tiber. Severus Alexander succeeded Elagabalus. He was only 13 years old, his mother, Julia Avita Mamaea, governed the Roman Empire with the help of Domitius Ulpianus and a council of 16 senators.
SH86668. Silver denarius
, RIC IV
343, RSC III
35, BMCRE VI
43, Hunter III
1, SRCV II
8212, FDC, as struck, lustrous, perfect centering, sharp detail
, radiating flow lines, tiny edge cracks, Rome
3.289g, maximum diameter
20.4mm, die axis
, 11 Mar - 31 Dec 222 A.D.; obverse
AVG, draped bust
right; reverse IVNO CONSERVATRIX
standing half left, veiled, patera
in right hand, long scepter
vertical behind in left hand, peacock
right at feet on left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex Harlan
Catalog current as of Friday, April 19, 2019.
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