The deity was given a wife, Pallas, whose sacred statue was housed in the Temple of Vesta and tended by Vestal Virgins, and the emperor himself went on to marry one of the Vestal Virgins, Aquilia Severa. This was a controversial move as Vestal Virgins were sworn to celibacy. The most sacred relics from the Roman religion were transferred from their respective shrines to the Elagabalium, so that no other god could be worshipped except in association with Elagabal. The move drew a lot of opposition and the moon goddess Caelestis was chosen as the god’s new bride. The emperor, in turn, was forced to divorce Aquilia Severa, likely at the urging of his grandmother Julia Maesa. Elagabalus went on to marry Annia Faustina, only to divorce her the same year and remarry Aquilia Severa. Severa’s fate after Elagalabus’ assassination is unknown. Aquilia Severa’s coins tend to be pricey (though less than those of Annia Faustina). I have only managed to acquire this “budget” specimen. The coins of Julia Paula (Elagabalus’ first wife) are easier to find and more affordable than both. Please add your specimens of Aquilia Severa (or any of Elagabalus’ wives’) coins to this thread. Aquilia Severa, Augusta (220-221 AD and late 221-222 AD), AR Denarius, Rome mint, 220 AD, RIC 225 (2.78 g, 19 mm) Obverse: IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG. Draped bust of Aquilia Severa, right Reverse: CONCORDIA. Concordia standing front, head to left, holding patera in her right hand over lighted alter and double cornucopiae in her left. In field, to left, star.