Dupondius with bust of Julia Domna, struck under Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 196–211


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 14.38 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

68.496

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Domna to right.
IVLIA AVGVSTA
Reverse: Hilaritas stands, head left, long palm in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
H IL A RITAS in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 195, partial); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour