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Superb Julia Domna Aureus

CNG 103, Lot: 867. Estimate $30000.
Sold for $27500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.26 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck under Septimius Severus, circa AD 193-196. IVLIA DO MNA AVG, draped bust right / VENER I • VI CTR, Venus Victrix, with drapery falling below hips, standing with back turned, head right, resting left arm on low column, holding apple in extended right hand and in left, palm frond sloped upward to left; drapery falls over column. RIC IV 536 (Septimius); Calicó 2641; BMCRE 48 (Wars of Succession – same obv. die); Biaggi 1155. Superb EF, lightly toned, underlying luster. Struck in high relief with dies of artistic merit.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 11 (29 April 1998), lot 470.