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  1. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Body dragedd through the streets of Rome and dumped in the Tiber!
    JULIA SOAEMIAS, mother of Elagabalus. AR Denarius (18mm, 2.87 gm).
    Obverse..IVLIA SOEMIAS AVG, draped bust right.
    Reverse..VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre; star in left field.
    RIC IV 241; BMCRE 45; RSC 8.

    Next.....One of her mum...
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  3. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Julia Maesa. Augusta AD 218-224. Rome Denarius AR 19 mm., 2,31 g.
    RIC IV Elagabalus 249

    Next - her other daughter
    Date Range: AD 218 - AD 222
    Obverse Legend: IVLIA MAESA AVG
    Type: Bust of Julia Maesa, hair waved and turned up low at the back, draped, right
    Reverse Legend: FECVNDITAS AVG
    Type: Fecunditas, draped, standing left, extending her right hand over a child and holding cornucopiae in left hand
  4. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Julia Mamaea. Augusta, 222-235 AD. AR Denarius (2,81 gm, 19mm). Rome mint. Struck 222 AD.
    Obverse: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, bare headed, draped bust right.
    Reverse: IVNO CONS-E-RVATRIX, Juno standing slightly left, holding patera and scepter; to left, peacock standing left.
    RIC IV 343 (Severus Alexander); BMCRRE 43-5 (Severus Alexander);
    MAM BLACK.jpg

    Next...Her sons wife.
  5. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Next up: your favorite Julia coin
  6. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  7. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

  8. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    @Ryro....Hmmm....Isn't her sons wife Orbiana?.....
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  9. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Great call! How embarrassing:facepalm::happy: Paula was a doomed wife of Elagabalus... to correct this I'll give myself fifty lashings and share my poor excuse for Orbiana
    Next up Isis
  10. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Bronze c. 214-212 BC, AE, (g 4, mm 19). Head of Isis r.; at r. pellet, Rv. ΣYPAKOΣIΩN, lotus-flower, below two corn. CNS II, 237 Ds 64. Rare.
    Next up: Syracusan coin before 214 BCE
  11. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  12. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

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    LUCANIA, Herakleia

    433-330 BCE. AR Diobol (1.15 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with hippocamp / Herakles kneeling right, head facing, wrestling with the Nemean lion; EP upper right, club left. Van Keuren 62 (same dies); SNG ANS 33 (same dies). Toned EF, surfaces grainy, exceptional style

    Next up: a coin type you have in solid silver and and a fouree
  13. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    It's common for ancient fouree forgeries to have the reverse of one ruler muled to the obverse of another. This fouree of Orbiana, for example, is a mule between an obverse of Orbiana and a reverse of her mother-in-law:


    Genuine Orbiana:


    Genuine Julia Mamaea:


    This may represent merely the effect of only having certain dies on hand. Alternatively, it may have been deliberate on the part of the forgers because it allowed them to identify their handiwork and avoid taking it as the genuine article if encountered in circulation.

    NEXT: Fecunditas.
  14. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    This is why we love RC!!!
  15. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Faustina II [Junior) (wife of Marcus Aurelius & daughter of Antoninus Pius), AR Denarius, Rome Mint, Dec.160 AD. Obv. Draped bust right, hair in chignon behind, FAVSTINA AVGVSTA / Rev. Faustina as Fecunditas, standing front, head left, holding infant in each arm, two other young children standing beside her to left and right, holding onto her gown; FECVND AVGVSTAE. RIC III [Marcus Aurelius] 676, RSC II 95, Sear RCV II 5251, BMCRE 89, Dinsdale 005120 [Dinsdale, Paul H., The Imperial Coinage of the Middle Antonines: Marcus Aurelius with Lucius Verus and Commodus, Ch. 4, Faustina II - Undated, 158-176 (http://romanpaulus.x10host.com/Marcus/04 - Faustina II - Undated, 158-176 (med_res).pdf) at p. 54; photo at p. 60]. 17.0 mm., 3.29 g.*


    *See Foss, Roman Historical Coins, page 143, identifying the two standing children depicted on this coin as Annia Faustina [a/k/a Faustina III] (oldest child) and Lucilla (third oldest child), and identifying the two infants in Faustina’s arms as Fadilla (seventh child) and Cornificia (eighth child). The coin was probably issued to celebrate the birth of Cornificia, the then-youngest child, in August 160 AD.

    Julia Maesa (grandmother of Elagabalus & Severus Alexander), AR Denarius, 218-22 AD, Rome Mint. Obv. Draped bust right, IVLIA MAESA AVG / Rev. Fecunditas standing left holding cornucopiae, a small child at her feet, FECVNDI-TAS AVG. RIC IV-2 249, RSC III 8 (ill.), Sear RCV II 7749. 20.08 mm., 2.58 g.

    Julia Maesa. Grandmother of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander AR Denarius - jpg.jpg

    Next, another reverse with at least one child or infant in addition to the primary adult female figure.
  16. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    I can't tell which end is up on this infant...
    Faustina II Fecunditas.jpg
    Faustina II (wife of M. Aurelius), AR Denarius, Rome, AD 161-175
    Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Bust of Faustina II, bare-headed, hair waved and fastened in a bun on back of head, draped, right
    Rev: FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas, draped, standing right, holding sceptre in right hand and infant in left hand
    Ref: RIC III 677 (Aurelius); BMCRE 92 (Aurelius)

    Next: another empress
    Last edited: May 7, 2021
  17. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

  18. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    I'm pretty sure the poor creature is right-side up, reaching towards mommy, and she is keeping him at arm's-length with great determination. If it's upside-down, then I don't want to think about its rear end.
  19. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Sabina jpg version.jpg

    Next: a provincial Sabina.
  20. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Sabina, AD 117-137
    Roman provincial Æ 17.3 mm, 4.65 g.
    Trachonitis, Gaba, AD 134-135.
    Obv: ΒΑC-CΑΒЄΙΝΑ, bare-headed and draped bust right.
    Rev: ΓΑΒ-ΗΝѠΝ, Zeus naked standing l., drapery hanging on his l. arm, resting on long sceptre with his r. hand, his l. on hip; in l. field, star and ΡЧΔ (city year 194 = AD 134/5).
    Refs: RPC III, 3952; Rosenberger II Gaba 14; Sofaer 28 (same dies); Kindler 29.

    Next: Coin dated by year of the city in which it was struck.
  21. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    See footnote re date on coin:

    Domitian and Domitia, AE 22.7, 93/94 AD, Cilicia, Anazarbus. Obv. Laureate head of Domitian to right, AYTO KAI ΘΕ YI ΔOMITIANOC CE ΓEP around from upper right / Rev. Draped bust of Domitia left, date IB P (= Year 112, = 93/94 AD)* across fields, star behind head, KAICAPEΩN ΔOMETIA CEBACTH around from lower left. RPC [Roman Provincial Coinage] Vol. II 1749; RPC Online at https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/2/1749 ; SNG Levante 1367 [Levante, E., Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Switzerland I, Levante-Cilicia (Zurich, 1986)] (see https://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=40245); BMC Vol. 21 Lycaonia, Anazarbus 9 p. 32 [Hill, G.F., A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Greek Coins of Lycaonia, Isauria, and Cilicia (London, 1900)]. 22.7 mm., 10.09 g. (Purchased from Zuzim Inc, Brooklyn, NY Jan. 2021; exported from Israel 2016 pursuant to IAA [Israel Antiquities Authority] Export License No. 531619, April 17, 2016.) (Double die-match to RPC II 1749, specimen no. 16; see https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/2/1749.)

    COMBINED Domitian & Domitia Cilicia, Anazarbus.jpg

    *Year 1 of era was 19 BCE, date of founding of Anazarbus after visit of Augustus.

    Next: a different coin-type portraying Domitia.
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