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CNG Keystone Auction 1: Part I of the Style Collection

Lot nuber 42

Julia Mamaea. Augusta, AD 222-235. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.03 g, 6h). Rome mint. 9th emission of Severus Alexander, AD 228.


CNG Keystone Auction 1: Part I of the Style Collection
Lot: 42.
 Estimated: $ 300

Roman Imperial, Silver

Sold For $ 375. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Julia Mamaea. Augusta, AD 222-235. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.03 g, 6h). Rome mint. 9th emission of Severus Alexander, AD 228. Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Felicitas standing left, legs crossed, holding caduceus and leaning on column. RIC IV 335 (Alexander); BMCRE 483-5 (Alexander; var. [break in rev. legend]); RSC 17. Old cabinet tone with underlying luster. EF. Struck on a broad, round flan.

From the Style Collection. Ex Dr. Klaus Berthold Collection; Auctiones AG 12 (29 September 1981), lot 489.

Successor to her mother Julia Maesa as the feminine guiding hand of her son’s regime, Julia Mamaea managed to keep the Roman Empire more or less stable for more than a decade. With the tempo of military crises rising on two fronts, however, she could not conceal her son’s weakness as a general and this led to the dynasty’s collapse in AD 235.

“The portraits of Julia Mamaea can be simply stunning. She must have been quite the attractive young lady. A very nice style is seen here.” (From the consignor)

Closing Date and Time: 20 November 2019 at 10:13:40 ET.

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