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Aureus with bust of Julia Domna, struck under Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Bust of Julia Domna, draped, right, head bare with large chignon at back. IVLIA DOMNA AVG Reverse: Venus, with drapery falling below hips, standing with back turned, head right, resting left arm on low column, holding apple in extended right and and palm in left. VENERI VICTR

Provenance

By 1953: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 12, June 11-13, 1953, lot 835 [as ex G. Bauer Collection]); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 10, 1953, for $ 467.88

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 193–196

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.23 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

53.2020

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins