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Sale: CNG 70, Lot: 803. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2005. 
Sold For $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JULIA DOMNA, wife of Septimius Severus, mother of Caracalla and Geta. Augusta, 193-217 AD. Æ Sestertius (26.95 g, 1h). Struck 211-215 AD. Draped bust right / Julia seated left, holding branch and sceptre. RIC IV 588 (Caracalla); BMCRE 213; Cohen 112. VF, green patina, minor roughness, light smoothing in fields. ($500)

This type proclaims the dynastic importance of the empress as mother of the emperors, the Senate, and the nation.