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Sestertius with bust of Julia Paula, struck under Elagabalus

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Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Paula to right. IVLIAPAVLAAVG Reverse: Elagabalus, Concordia (?) and Julia Paula. CONCORDIA AETERNA in ex.: SC


By 1907: with Rollin and Feuerdent, London; by date unknown: H. P. Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction of the H. P. Hall Collection, part II, November 16-17, 20-21, lot 1787); by 1952: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; February 19, 1952: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd.; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 219–220




Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 28.48 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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