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Julia Mamaea Denarius

000_4432.jpg000_4431.jpg000_4434.jpg000_4428.jpgJulia Mamaea Denarius, mother of Severus Alexander (Emperor AD 222-235), struck at Rome AD 228, RIC 335, RSC 17,  21 mm, 3.18 gms, Obverse:  draped bust of Julia Mamaea facing right, stephane in her hair, IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Reverse:  Felicitas standing facing, her head turned left, holding a caduceus and leaning on a column, FELICITAS PVBLICA, lustrous coin, superb portrait of the Augusta, detailed Felicitas and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a beauty of a coin, graded Extremely Fine by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and who remarks of it:  “Exceptional.  An attractive denarius, perfectly centered on a generous flan with substantial original luster remaining in the fields.  Light toning at periphery.”  Lovely coin indeed, Asking price:  $290 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Julia Mamaea Denarius

000_2552.JPG000_2551.JPG000_2550.JPG000_2549.JPG000_2548.JPG000_2547.JPG000_2544.JPG000_2543.JPG000_2542.JPG000_2539.JPG000_2538.JPGJulia Mamaea Denarius, mother of Severus Alexander (Emperor AD 222-235), minted at Rome AD 222, RIC 343; RSC 35; Van Meter 5, 3.23 gms, Obverse: draped bust of Julia Mamaea facing right, her hair elaborately styled, IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Reverse: Juno standing half left, her head left, holding a patera in her right hand and a scepter in her left, a peacock at her feet, IVNO CONSERVATRIX, lustrous coin with very light attractive toning, very, very (!) high relief portrait of Julia Mamaea, sharp and very pretty, the very beginning of the obverse legend softly struck, very detailed reverse, full and crisp reverse legend, a lovely coin, Asking price: $165 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2537.JPG

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Julia Mamaea Denarius

000_0493.JPG000_0492.JPG000_0491.JPG000_0490.JPG000_0489.JPG000_0488.JPG000_0487.JPG000_0485.JPG000_0484.JPG000_0483.JPG000_0482.JPG000_0481.JPG000_0479.JPGJulia Mamaea Denarius, mother of the emperor Severus Alexander, minted at Rome AD 230, RIC IV, Part II, 338, page 98; RSC 24; Sear RCV II (2002), 8210, page 678, 2.84 gms, Obverse: draped bust of Julia Mamaea facing right, her hair elaboratively weaved in rows and tucked in at the base of her head, wearing a stephane in her hair, IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Reverse: Felicitas seated left, holding a caduceus upraised in her right hand, a cornucopia in her left arm, FELICITAS PVBLICA, very lustrous coin, high relief and wonderfully lovely portrait of Julia Mamaea, detailed and sharp reverse, full and sharp legends on both sides of the coin (with the exception of the A in PVBLICA), a very pretty and very sharp portrait of Julia (what a doll, despite her reputed imperious manners), very lovely coin indeed well struck and centered, Asking price: $395 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)000_0478.JPG

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Julia Mamaea Denarius

000_0476.JPG000_0475.JPG000_0474.JPG000_0473.JPG000_0472.JPG000_0471.JPG000_0470.JPG000_0468.JPG000_0467.JPG000_0466.JPG000_0464.JPG000_0462.JPG000_0461.JPG000_0460.JPGJulia Mamaea Denarius, Mother of the emperor Severus Alexander, struck at Rome AD 222, RIC IV, Part II, 343, page 98; RSC 35; Van Meter 5, 2.92 gms, Obverse: draped bust of Julia Mamaea facing right, her hair elaborately waved, IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Reverse: Juno standing half left, holding a long scepter in her left hand and a patera in her right, a peacock at her feet, IVNO CONSERVATRIX, very lustrous coin, a high relief, sharp, and very pretty and coiffed portrait of Julia Mamaea, a very sharp and detailed Juno on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides of the coin with the exception of the E in MAMAEA softly struck (there is no pitting there as the photos with the light shining from the right seem to indicate; the legends were difficult to photograph, and are much sharper in hand), a very lovely and sharp coin with a very pretty portrait of Julia and a detailed Juno, Asking price: $285 includes priority shipping and insurance000_0459.JPG

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Julia Mamaea Denarius

000_8772.JPG000_8771.JPG000_8770.JPG000_8769.JPG000_8768.JPG000_8766.JPG000_8765.JPG000_8764.JPG000_8763.JPG000_8762.JPG000_8761.JPG000_8760.JPG000_8759.JPG000_8758.JPG000_8757.JPG000_8756.JPGMother of Severus Alexander (Emperor AD 222-235), struck at Rome, RIC 358, RSC 76, Obverse: draped and diademed bust of Julia Mamaea facing right, IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Reverse: Venus standing left, holding a helmet and a scepter, a shield at her feet, VENVS VICTRIX, lustrous coin with just the slightest touch of attractive toning, superb, detailed, and very high relief portrait of Julia Mamaea, beautiful hairstyle and pretty face, quite the fox in this portrait, a much prettier portrait than I’ve noticed is usual for this lady, very detailed and sharp Venus on the reverse, full and clear inscriptions on both sides of the coin (especially the crisp and sharp reverse legend), just nothing short of a gorgeous coin, very well centered and struck, Asking price: $390 includes priority shipping and insurance000_8755.JPG

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Julia Mamaea Denarius

000_6952.JPG000_6951.JPG000_6949.JPG000_6948.JPG000_6947.JPG000_6946.JPG000_6945.JPG000_6944.JPG000_6943.JPG000_6942.JPG000_6941.JPG000_6940.JPG000_6939.JPG000_6938.JPG000_6937.JPG000_6936.JPG000_6934.JPG000_6932.JPG000_6930.JPG000_6929.JPG000_6928.JPG000_6926.JPG000_6925.JPG000_6924.JPG000_6923.JPG000_6922.JPG000_6920.JPG000_6919.JPG000_6918.JPG000_6917.JPG000_6916.JPG000_6915.JPGAD 222-235, struck at Rome AD 222-235, RIC-IV-II-351-C, 20.3 mm, 2.98 gms, Obverse: diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea facing right, IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Reverse: Venus standing left, holding a scepter and Cupid, VENERI FELICI, very lustrous coin (more than my photography shows), the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin and who grades it EF states of it: “Basically a ‘mint state’ example of this interesting and popular coinage. Well centered and struck with just a few small removable green encrustation spots. Attractive.” Indeed a beautiful and lovely coin, and I especially like the high relief portrait of Julia Mamaea, pretty as a picture and a real fox in this portrait and with a very attractive hairstyle, even better in hand, especially with the legends crisper and sharper than my photography shows, and I note that the few small encrustations mentioned by the dealer are imperceptible to the eye, for me I had to know they were there to see them, needless to say I did not attempt to remove them! Not that gutsy, and I would think the next owner of this coin will elect also not to tamper with something that does not detract from the coin one iota, Asking price: $390 includes priority shipping and insurance000_6911.JPG

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Julia Mamaea Denarius

000_4347.JPG000_4345.JPG000_4344.JPG000_4343.JPG000_4342.JPG000_4338.JPG000_4336.JPG000_4334.JPG000_4332.JPG000_4331.JPG000_4330.JPG000_4327.JPG000_4326.JPG000_4325.JPG000_4324.JPG000_4323.JPG000_4322.JPG000_4321.JPG000_4319.JPG000_4318.JPGAD 222-235, minted at Rome, RIC-IV-2-355-C, Van Meter 9, 20.2mm, 3.33 gms, Obverse: diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea facing right, IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Reverse: Venus standing left, holding an apple and scepter, Cupid at lower left before her, VENVS GENETRIX, I will quote from the knowledgeable and impeccable dealer from whom this coin was purchased regarding it: “A splendid example that is well centered and struck with full luster. Highly attractive.” A beautiful coin indeed, and I cannot add more, graded EF (back when Extremely Fine denoted a very superlative grade) by the numismatist/dealer quoted, Asking price: $390 includes priority shipping and insurance000_4317.JPG

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