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Sestertius with bust of Julia Soaemias, struck under Elagabalus

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Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Soaemias to right. IVLIASOAEMIASAVGVSTA Reverse: Cybele enthroned left, branch in right hand, left elbow resting on drum set on throne. Lion at each side of throne. MATERDEVM in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin, 3 Robert Street, The Adelphi, London; May 1953: acquired from A. H. Baldwin by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 218–222

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 23.77 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1998.550

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins