My Current Interest in Julia Domna Coins II: Antoninianus

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  1. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr

    Earlier this year I kind of decided to try to narrow down my focus on collecting a bit. Rather than buying everything that catches my eye, which I still sort of do. I've been taking an interest in Julia Domna coins. And rather than creating one long running thread, I'm probably going to be making new threads for each coins. Hopefully that will be easier to read through, and find a certain coin if anyone wants.

    My latest one was spurred by @stevex6 I wanted it once I saw the reverse. Mine may not be as nice as some, but to me it is still a nice coin to add to my collection.

    A bit about the antoninianus for those that don't know, Also known as a double denarius. The antoninianus was created by Caracalla in early 215 which featured a radiant crown which showed its value. The antoninianus was also larger than a normal denarius. Over time it was debased until the antoninianus was purely bronze.

    211-217 A.D.
    AR23 , 4.9g
    o: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG Draped bust right
    r: Luna with crescent on head and cloak floating around head in biga left LVNA LCIFERA
    RIC IV 379a var.

    Feel free to share anything you like.

    Also, let me know which one is better. One long running thread or a separate one for each coin. I'm slowly organizing my coins online and physically.
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  3. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Very cool coin - I love the hair and reverse!

    One thread or many won't make much of a difference. I tried one with challenge coins...and after a while it just fell off and that may happen with yours as well.
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  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I prefer separate threads. This one is interesting with the misspelling on the reverse. It should read LVNA LVCIFERA. Lucifera means bringer of light. Compare:

    This one should be seen by an expert.
  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Why? Because of the misspelling? Otherwise it looks good to me. Love that hairdo.
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  6. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

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  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    If the variety is known, then I guess there is no need to report it.
  8. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem


    icerain, congrats on your sweet OP-addition

    Oh, and yes, I have one as well ... I love the type
    as well

    => hey, we're coin bros!!

    Julia Domna too.jpg

    LVNA LVCIFERA ..... apparently my example has the missing "V"
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  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Domna Venus Genetrix Antoninianus.jpg
    Julia Domna AD 193-211, issued under Caracalla
    Roman AR Antoninianus, 5.11 g; 23.3 mm
    Rome, AD 217
    Obv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, diademed and draped bust right on crescent
    Rev: VENVS GENETRIX, Venus enthroned left, holding apple; Cupid at feet
    Refs: RIC 389a; BMCRE 27; RCV 7099; Cohen 206; Hill 1582
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  10. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    that's a good point. i have one known coin that has a misspelling on it.
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  11. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    nice antoni of Iulia Domna. i haven't got one yet, but still trying:)
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  12. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Very nice, I always liked that reverse type.

    Julia Domna (194 - 217 A.D.)
    AR Antoninianus
    O: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Diademed and draped bust right, resting on crescent.
    R: VENVS GENETRIX, Venus seated left holding hand out, and scepter.
    RIC 388a, RSC 206a
  13. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    Wonderful example @icerain !!

    I Love the portrait and the super cool reverse!! And the misspelling adds another item of interest.

    Terrific Ants guys!!!
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    PMONNEY Flaminivs

    Here is one of my Iulia Domna, the portrait is not very good but the reverse interesting:reopresenting the four seasons with Iulia Domna. Domns4seasonsrev.jpg

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  15. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    I've always liked that too. Seen them in my price range, but than I think, "do I need another Domna"?
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  16. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr

    Nice, I got one of these coming in.

    Nice, I saw one awhile ago in low grade and passed on it. Still searching for one at a reasonable price.

    Yes you do. :D
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  17. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr

    I thought we were bros already. :oops::D

    I think many of us are coin bros and sisters.
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  18. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    The nice thing about Domna coins is that there are plenty to go around (as long as you don't decide you want the ones I want). If we all were to post the coin of hers we like best, we quite possibly could end up with all different choices even considering there are so many that none of us have even seen. I could never pick just one.
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  19. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    A very cool reverse.
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  20. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Nice capture @icerain ! I really like the Luna Lucifera reverse... way cool.

    I have several Domna, but I will show her As:

    RI Julia Domna 196-211 CE AE As Hilaritas cornuc RIC IVa 877.jpg
    RI Julia Domna 196-211 CE AE As Hilaritas cornuc RIC IVa 877
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  21. ancientcoinguru

    ancientcoinguru Supporter! Supporter

    I really like the reverse of the OP coin, a great type! I have a fairly common type, with Juno standing left holding patera and scepter, peacock at feet.
    Julia Domna.jpg
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