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ID number:  BIRBI-R1459
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):  2.71
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 3937. A. H. Baldwin, 1962.
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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 r. field, star.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG (Julia Soaemias Augusta). Reverse: VENVS GAELESTIS (Heavenly Venus).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 241 (Elagabalus)

4 Related People

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


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Julia Soaemias
Roman
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