Roman Empire. Julia Mamaea, mother of Severus Alexander (222 – 235 AD). Bronze s
Roman Empire. Julia Mamaea, mother of Severus Alexander (222 – 235 AD). Bronze sestertius.
Obverse: IVLIA MAMAEMA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Julia Mamaea to the right.
Reverse: FELICITAS PVBLICA SC Felicitas seated left holding caduceus and leaning on a column.
Die engraver: Unknown die engraver at the mint of Rome.
Origin: Attributed to the mint of Rome. No mint mark.
Materials and method: Struck in orichalcum (bronze) from engraved dies.
Dimensions: 30 mm diameter.
Weight: 19.28 gm
Condition: Good very fine
Stock no: C088
Comments: Julia was born and raised in Homs (Emesa), Syria. She was a niece of the empress Julia Domna.
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