A Denarius Added to the Collection Today

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Al Kowsky, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    I had been looking for something to lift my spirit after my twin brother Henry passed away 3 weeks ago :depressed:, & found a beautiful denarius of Julia Soaemias, from FORVM ANCIENT COINS that did the trick :). See photos below. The coin has an excellent portrait Julia & a stunning reverse of the "Celestial Venus" made from a fresh die. The coin measures 18 mm in diameter, was struck at the Rome Mint in AD 220/221, & has been blessed with fine old cabinet toning :jawdrop:. Julia Soaemias was the best looking of the 3 daughters of Julia Maesa, & was very lascivious :smuggrin:. Her son, Elagabalus, was elected emperor in AD 218 & is best known for his cruelty & debauchery :mad:. Both mother & son were murdered by the Praetorian Guard under the direction of Julia Maesa in AD 222 :D.

    Julia Soaemias, AD 220-221, Sear 7719 (2).jpg
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  3. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    My condolences. Beautiful coin. I wouldn't have bought it though because I'd be tempted to leave it in the slab due to the 5/5 grading, and I don't do plastic.
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  4. Svarog

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  5. lrbguy

    lrbguy Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice coin. I'd love to see that iridescence in good lighting. It gives the less than saintly Soaemias a bit of a halo.
  6. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Sorry for your loss, but that is a lovely Julia S.

    Julia Soaemias (218-222 A.D.)
    AR Denarius
    Draped bust right.
    Venus diademed seated left on throne, apple in right, scepter in left, child at her feet.
    SRCV 7720 RIC 243 RSC 14

    Julia Soaemias (218 - 222 A.D.)
    AR Denarius
    O: IVLIA SOEMIAS AVG, draped bust right.
    R: VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus standing facing, head left, holding apple and sceptre; star in left field.
    Rome Mint
    RIC IV 241 (Elagabalus); BMCRE 45; RSC 8a.

    Julia Soaemias (219 - 222 A.D.)
    Ar Denarius
    O: IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
    R: IVNO REGINA, Juno standing right, holding scepter & palladium.
    Rome Mint
    RIC 237, RSC 3, BMC 41
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  7. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother Henry.

    That is a beautiful coin you got there - beautiful art is eternal, they say. And that is a consolation.
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  8. thejewk

    thejewk Well-Known Member

    Commiserations friend, and a beauty of a coin.
  9. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    My brother died 6 years ago. I know how devastating it can be even though he was not my twin. My condolences brother.
  10. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    congrats on the coin, condolences on your brother...
  11. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Very sorry to hear of your loss.
  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Beautiful coin.
  13. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    That is a lovely coin.

    My condolences on the loss of your brother.

    Mine has the star in the right field:

    Soaemias Venus Caelestis Standing Denarius.jpg
    Julia Soaemias, Augusta AD 218-222.
    Roman AR Denarius, 3.02 g, 19.2 mm.
    Rome, AD 320-322.
    Obv: IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG, bare-headed and draped bust, r.
    Rev: VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus diademed and standing l., holding apple and scepter; in right field a star.
    Refs: RIC 341; BMCRE 49; RCV 7719 var.; Cohen 8.
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  14. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    My deepest regrets losing your twin brother.

    It is good that you find solace in your hobby. I hope it helps you celebrate his life! Kindest Regards,
  15. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Condoleances @Al Kowsky

    Julia Soemias, Denarius - Rome mint, AD 220
    IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG, draped bust right
    VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus seated left, holding apple and sceptre. Before her, a child
    4.16 gr
    Ref : RCV #7720, Cohen #14

  16. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Many thanks to everyone for the kind words of condolence :joyful:. None of us know what really happens after we expire, but it's comforting to think there may be more coming after our journey on earth.
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  17. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    I am sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine losing my brother.
  18. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    A great coin. Sorry for you loss
  19. Jims Coins

    Jims Coins Supporter! Supporter

    My condolence for the loss of your brother. Here is my Julia Soaemias. Rev. VENVS.CAELESTIS. DFM-265 OBV.jpg DFM-265 REV.jpg
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