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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Julia Maesa| > RS91463
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.
RS91463. Silver denarius, Hunter III p. 130, 11; BMCRE V p. 541, 82; RIC IV 272, RSC III 45b, SRCV II 7757, Choice EF, toning on mint luster, well centered, some encrustations, tiny edge cracks, Rome mint, weight 3.001g, maximum diameter 19.0mm, die axis 0o, struck under Elagabalus, 220 - 222 A.D.; obverse IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right, hair in vertical waves, and bun in the back; reverse SAECVLI FELICITAS (era of good fortune), Felicitas standing half-left, sacrificing out of patera over lit altar, holding caduceus, star upper left; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; SOLD










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