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Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.00 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck under Caracalla, AD 215-217. Draped bust right / Luna, with fold of drapery floating around and above head, driving biga of horses left. RIC IV 379c (Caracalla); RSC 105. Toned. Near EF. Rare.

Julia Domna was associated with Luna Lucifera, “the light-bearing Moon”, while Septimius Severus associated himself with Sol, god of the Sun. The concept of identifying themselves with Sun and Moon speaks of the eternal nature of the imperial house.