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Lot # 540 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$300 / Price Realized: US$325
Julia Domna, Wife of Septimius Severus and Mother of Caracalla. Antoninianus
Julia Domna, Wife of Septimius Severus and Mother of Caracalla. . Antoninianus, 4.66gg. (7h). Rome, 215-7 AD. Obv: IVLIA PIA - FELIX AVG Bust draped right, resting on crescent and wearing stephane. Rx: LVNA LVCIFERA Luna in biga of horses left, with the horses' hind legs bent and not resting on a ground line; Luna holds the reins and has a crescent on her head and a fold of drapery encircling her head. BM 9. Cohen 106 (3 Fr.). RIC 379a. Scarce: only eight specimens in Reka Devnia hoard.. EF.

Ex Philip T. Ashton Collection. Ex Pegasi 23, November 2010, lot 529.

C. Clay has observed that the standard catalogues fail to distinguish the two consecutive varieties of this reverse type: first as on our coin, with the horses' hind legs bent and no ground line, struck between 215 and early 217 AD; second with the horses' hind legs extended straight and with ground line, e.g. BMC pl. 67.10, struck from a little later in 217 until the end of Caracalla's reign.
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