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Numismatics

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
Denomination:  Denarius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  218-222
Metal:  Silver
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.
BIRBI-R1461.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, 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)

4 Related People

Elagabalus
Roman
c.203
222
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Julia Soaemias
Roman
180
222
Haines_Geoffrey-T.jpg
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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