Sestertius with bust of Julia Domna, struck under Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 196–211


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 25.70 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.461

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Julia Domna, draped, right, hair waved in five ridges.
IVLIA AVGVSTA
Reverse: Juno, draped, seated left, holds flower in right hand, child in swaddling clothes in left.
IVNONILVCINAE SC (in ex.)

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 181 [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