Ancient Roman silver denarius of Julia Domna / Joy

Ancient Roman silver denarius of Julia Domna / Joy

Code: 11999

£245.00 Approx $337, €286.89
 

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 in 208 AD. 

Obverse: IVLIA AVGVSTA, "Julia [Flavia] the venerable" Bareheaded bust right, draped

Reverse: HILARITAS, "Joy" Hilaritas standing left with palm & cornucopiae, children to either side of her.

A wonderful coin with a superb portrait and of a nice subject! EF condition

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 190 - 217 AD (this coin minted in 208 AD)

SIZE: 18.6mm dia

WEIGHT: 3.28 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC IVi, 557, page 168 - Cohen 79 - SEAR RCV II (2002), #6587, page 493 

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.