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ID number: BIRBI-R1461
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Julia Soaemias; Elagabalus; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: 218-222
Diameter (cm): 1.90
Weight (g): 3.00
Axis (degrees): 225.00
Provenance: Haines 2585. From the collection of either the late Prof. Sir Charles Oman or of Mr. C. C. Oman, 1949.
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, seated facing l., holding apple in extended r. and sceptre in l.; at feet, child.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IVLIA SOAEMIAS ΛVG (Julia Soaemias Augusta). Reverse: VENVS GAEL[STIS (Heavenly Venus).
Bibliography: RIC IV 243 (Elagabalus)
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