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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1460
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Julia Soaemias; Elagabalus; Rome
Denomination:  Denarius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  218-222
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.41
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 290. W. S. Lincoln, 1920.
BIRBI-R1460.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Julia Soaemias, bare with hair waved and turned up low at the back, draped, facing r. Reverse: Venus, diademed and draped, standing facing l., holding apple in extended r. and sceptre in l.; in l. field, star.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IVLIΛ SOAEMIAS AVG (Julia Soaemias Augusta). Reverse: VENVS CAELESTIS (Heavenly Venus).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 241 (Elagabalus)

4 Related People

Julia Soaemias
Roman
180
222
Elagabalus
Roman
c.203
222
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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