As with bust of Julia Domna, struck under Caracalla

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 8.07 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

68.500

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Julia Domna, draped, wearing stephane, right.
IVLIAPIA FELIXAVG
Reverse: Temple of Vesta with four Vestals and two children in scene of sacrifice. Lighted altar in center.
VES TA SC (in exergue)

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