Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Empress Julia Mamaea / Felicitas

Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Empress Julia Mamaea / Felicitas

Code: 11750

£170.00 Approx $233.84, €199.06
 

This is an ancient Roman Æ orichalcum Sestertius, of Empress Julia Mamaea, mother of Severus Alexander), minted at Rome in 228 AD

Obverse: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, "Julia Mamaea Empress (Augusta)" diademed draped bust right.

Reverse: FELICITAS AVG "Good fortune of the emperor (Augustus)" Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus & cornucopia.

A nice coin with a good portrait

DENOMINATION: Sestertius

MATERIAL: Æ orichalcum

DATE: 222 - 235 AD (this coin minted at Rome in 228 AD)

SIZE: 30mm diameter

WEIGHT: 26.27 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  Sear Roman Coins and their Values (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 8227 RIC 670, Cohen 10, BMC 527

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. London. The United Kingdom.