Sestertius with bust of Julia Soemias, struck under Elagabalus
Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 21.34 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Soemias wearing stephane right.
Reverse: Venus seated left holding patera in right hand, scepter in left. Naked child stands before her.
VENVSCAELESTIS in exergue: SC
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour