I acquired this one from a US coin dealer with only a few ancients in stock. I like its smooth surfaces and chocolate brown patina. Julia Mamaea, AD 222-235. Roman Æ as, 10.68 g, 25.3 mm, 11 h. Rome, AD 232-235. Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Julia Mamaea, wearing stephane, right. Rev: FECVNDITAS AVGVSTAE S C, Fecunditas standing left, extending right hand to small figure standing right and holding cornucopia in left hand. Refs: RIC 669; BMCRE 924-25; Cohen 9; RCV 8207. Its dating is uncertain, and while Carson assigns it to the 15th emission of AD 232 (p. 204), he acknowledges that it may have been issued at any time from the 15th-18th emissions of AD 232-235 (p. 82). The reverse type is somewhat interesting because Severus Alexander was, of course, a fully grown man at the time the FECVND(ITAS) AVGVSTAE issues were struck. He comments (p. 82), "Fecunditas ... is a type normally associated with new motherhood but must, like Mamaea's Juno type, carry here no more specific meaning than that of empress-mother." Clare Rowan, in an analysis of 56 hoards from diverse geographical areas and containing 67,151 coins struck in the Severan period identified 2,571 silver coins struck for Julia Mamaea (she did not analyze the bronze issues), of which only 10% were of Fecunditas reverse types (p. 268). There are two FECVND AVGVSTAE reverse types in silver, Fecunditas standing (151 examples) and Fecunditas seated (111 examples; p. 270). Only the standing Fecunditas reverse type was struck in bronze, suggesting a more limited issue in the sestertius, dupondius, and as denominations. While Rowan's analysis was limited to silver issues alone, it -- as well as the relative scarcity of this reverse type in the middle bronze denominations -- suggests a rather limited issue, perhaps limited to only a single year. Post your coins of Mamaea, Fecunditas, or anything you feel is relevant! ~~~ Carson, Robert A. G. Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum. Vol. VI: Severus Alexander to Balbinus and Pupienus, British Museum, 1962. Clare Rowan, "The Public Image of the Severan Women." Papers of the British School at Rome, Vol. 79 (2011), pp. 241-273.