MATIDIA Augusta Divae Marcianae

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  1. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    MATIDIA Augusta Divae Marcianae
    Diameter : 31 mm
    Orientation dies : 6 h.
    Weight : 23,31 g.
    Rarity : R3

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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Woo, nice.

    Isn't Matidia rather scarce as well? I do not recall having her in my old collection, and I believe I had over 100 different emperors and empresses, usurpers, etc.
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  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Fantastic bronze. I don't own her.
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  5. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish)

    That’s a great coin Ro!
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  6. Curtis

    Curtis Well-Known Member

    Very scarce, especially in bronze. There are many more sales of Denarii and even Aurei than Sestertii. (Looks like usually only a couple of her Sestertii each year appear in major auctions, usually not this nice.)

    I've got some Sabina's in bronze & silver, but definitely no Mitidia's!

    A few of my Latin Ladies on Roman AE Sestertii from other reigns, all pretty common:

    Otacilia AE Sestertii:
    Otacilia Sestertius Salton Earle Tr1.png

    Julia Domna AE Sestertius:
    Julia Domna Sestertius Juno E.png

    Diva Faustina I AE Sestertius:

    Faustina Sestertius ex WRG Collection CNG.jpg

    Julia Mamaea AE Sestertius:
    Julia Mamaea Felicitas Sestertius E.jpg
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  7. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Matidia Augusta divae Marcianae f(ilia) : "Matidia Augusta, daughter of the divine Marciana". She was Trajan's niece and Hadrian's mother in law. When Trajan's sister Ulpia Marciana died, c. 112-114, the senate declared her diva, and gave her daughter the title of Augusta.

    Quite rare !
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