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ID:     81001060
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Julia Domna
Date Ruled:     Augusta, AD 193-217
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Antoninianus
Date Struck:     AD 215-217
Weight:     5.21 g
Die Axis:     8 h
Obverse Legend:     IVLIA PIA_FELIX AVG
Obverse Description:     Diademed, and draped bust right with hair elaborately waved in rows and turned up low in back; on crescent
Reverse Legend:     LVNA LVCIFERA
Reverse Description:     Luna, with crescent on head and cloak floating round her head, in biga left
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     RIC 379a (Caracalla)
Reference2:     RSC 106
Reference3:     Cohen 106
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Superb EF, lustrous.
Notes:     Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 1060 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.