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ID number:  BIRBI-R1305
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Didius Julianus (193)
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Mint of Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  193
Metal:  Brass
Weight (g):  20.17

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Manlia Scantilla
Reverse: Juno holding a patera and sceptre, peacock to the left. Manlia Scantilla was the wife and empress of Didius Julianus. She was raised to the rank of Augusta on the day her husband became emperor. After the overthrow of Didius Julianus, Manlia Scantilla was allowed to live in retirement by Septimius Severus, who removed her title of Augusta.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MANLIASCAN TILLAAVG (Manlia Scantilla Augusta)
Reverse: IVNO R EGINA (Juno Queen) S C (by permission of the Senate)

Bibliography:  Mattingly, H, and Sydenham, E. The Roman Imperial Coinage Vol IV, Part I Pertinax to Geta (London 1962) Coin 18.

2 Related People

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Whitting, Philip David
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