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    Ancient Roman silver denarius of Julia Domna / Diana bringer of light

    Ancient Roman silver denarius of Julia Domna / Diana bringer of light

    $130 (approx conversion from £95)

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    This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of empress Julia Domna the wife of Emperor Septimius Severus, mother to her sons Emperors Caracalla and Geta. This coin was minted at Rome between 211 - 217 AD. 

    Obverse: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, "Julia, the pious, fortunate, and venerable." Bust of Julia Domna, hair elaborately waved in ridges and turned up low at the back, draped, right.

    Reverse: DIANA LVCIFERA, "Diana, the bringer of light." Diana, draped, standing left, holding a torch in both hands.

    CULTURE: ROMAN

    DENOMINATION: Denarius

    MATERIAL: Silver

    DATE: 190 - 217 AD (this coin minted between 211 - 217 AD)

    SIZE: 20mm diameter

    WEIGHT: 3.17 grams

    ATTRIBUTION: RCV 2000 Edition #7100, RIC 373A [Caracalla], RSC 32, BMC 1

    PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. London

    Code
    11918
    Period
    Pre 1600, Ancient, Roman

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