Sestertius with bust of Julia Soaemias, struck under Elagabalus

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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