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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1469
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Julia Soaemias; Elagabalus; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  218-222
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  23.43
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 378. Presented by Earle Fox, 1921.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Julia Soaemias, diademed 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: …LIA SOAE-MI…S AVC (Julia Soaemias Augusta). Reverse: ...NVS CΛEL-ESTIS (Heavenly Venus). In Exergue: S C (Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 406

4 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Elagabalus
Roman
c.203
222
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Julia Soaemias
Roman
180
222
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