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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Julia Domna| > RS91223
Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
Lucifer means lightbringer, from the Latin lux light and ferre to bear or bring. The word Lucifer is found in only one place in the Bible -- Isaiah 14:12 -- but only in the King James and related versions: How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! The King James Version is based on the Vulgate, the Latin translation of Jerome. Jerome translated the Hebrew helel (bright or brilliant one) as lucifer, which was a reasonable Latin equivalent. And yet it is this lucifer, the bright one or lightbearer, that came to be understood by so many as the name for Satan, Lord of Darkness.
RS91223. Silver denarius, RIC IV C373a; RSC III 32; BMCRE V p. 430, C1; Hunter III p. 98, C1; SRCV II 7100, Choice VF, superb portrait, well centered and struck, light toning, flow lines, some reverse die wear, small edge cracks, Rome mint, weight 3.259g, maximum diameter 18.5mm, die axis 30o, reign of Caracalla, c. 214 A.D.; obverse IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right; reverse DIANA LVCIFERA (light bringing Diana), Diana Lucifera standing facing, head left, holding flaming long torch transverse left with both hands; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 76 (7 Apr 2019), part of lot 942; $110.00 SALE |PRICE| $99.00




  







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