This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of empress Julia Domna the wife of Emperor Septimius Severus, mother to her sons Emperors Caracalla and Geta. This coin was minted at Rome between 211 - 217 AD.
Obverse: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, "Julia, the pious, fortunate, and venerable." Bust of Julia Domna, hair elaborately waved in ridges and turned up low at the back, draped, right.
Reverse: DIANA LVCIFERA, "Diana, the bringer of light." Diana, draped, standing left, holding a torch in both hands.
DATE: 190 - 217 AD (this coin minted between 211 - 217 AD)
SIZE: 20mm diameter
WEIGHT: 3.17 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RCV 2000 Edition #7100, RIC 373A [Caracalla], RSC 32, BMC 1
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. London
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