Sestertius with bust of Julia Soaemias, struck under Elagabalus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 21.92 gm.

Accession Number

34.1425

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Julia Soaemias, right, draped and diademed.
IVLIASOAE MIASAVG
Reverse: Venus, diademed, standing left, holding apple and scepter; in field right, star.
VENVSCAELESTIS S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By date unknown: H. C. Levis Collection; 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 11 [H. C. Levis Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 18-20, 1925, lot 799); by 1934: U.S. Private Collection; December 6, 1934: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)