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ID:     80000675
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Julia Domna
Date Ruled:     Augusta, AD 193-217
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Antoninianus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD under Caracalla,
Weight:     5.25 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Legend:     IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG
Obverse Description:     Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent
Reverse Legend:     LVNA LVCIFERA
Reverse Description:     Luna, with fold of drapery floating around and above head, driving biga of horses left
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     RIC 379a (Caracalla)
Reference2:     RSC 106
Reference3:     BMCRE 9 (Caracalla)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=132898
Grade:     Choice EF, lustrous.
Notes:     Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 675 Julia Domna was associated with Luna Lucifera, “the light-bearing Moon”, while Septimius Severus associated himself with Sol, god of the Sun. The concept of identifying themselves with Sun and Moon speaks of the eternal nature of the imperial house.