Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Exodus_gear, Jan 18, 2020.
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But seriously, how much do they weigh? Where'd they come from? And better pics would be a plus.
Denarius, Rome AD 220-222
IVLIA MAMAEA AVG / FELICITAS PVBLICA
Denarius, Rome AD 230
both genuine and not typical forger´s material. The Mamaea is quite nice...
I have a dark Julia Mamaea that I am pretty sure is a "limes" issue - it appears to have been plated (so maybe fourree?). Julia's face has been gouged too (damnatio memoriae?):
Julia Mamaea Æ Denarius
(Mother of Severus Alex.)
IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, diademed & draped bust right / FELICITAS PVBLICA, Felicitas standing, holding caduceus, arm on column.
RIC 335; RSC 17; BMC 483
(2.44 grams / 19 mm)
Note: Possible Damnatio Memoriae, Julia Mamaea, after she was murdered with her son Severus Alexander, was blamed for bad management, greed, meddling,
etc. Therefore, according to Livius.org "The Senate pronounced a damnatio
memoriae over Mamaea."
Julia Mamaea Ar. denarius, IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, diad. dr. bust r., rev., PIETAS AVGVSTAE, Pietas stg. front, hd. l. dripping grains of incense into lighted altar and holding a box of perfume (Seaby, 48).
RI Julia Soaemias 218-222 CE AR Den Venus Caelestis star RIC IV 241
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