Medallion with bust of Julia Mamaea, struck under Severus Alexander

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 33.46 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1970.569

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Julia Mamaea, draped, diademed, left.
IVLIAMAMAEAAVGVSTA
Reverse: Julia Mamaea as Pudicitia seated right on throne, veiled and diademed, left hand reaching up to veil. At right, Pietas, veiled, stands with arms raised.
At left, Felicitas stands with short scepter.
PIET ASAVGVST AE

Provenance

By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 43, November 12-13, 1970, lot 411: from the Bettolo Collection); purchased by MFA at the Münzen und Medaillen auction; accessioned December 16, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour