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Julia Soaemias (Mother of Elagabalus) AR Denarius, Venus enthroned reverse

AR 18.5mm/ 2.5gm - Rome Mint 218-222 AD.

Con/ Extremely Fine/Good Fine; beautiful coin with mint luster.

Obv/ IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG; Bust of Julia Soaemias, hair waved and turned up low at the back, draped, right.

Rev/ VENVS CAELESTIS; Venus, diademed, draped, seated left, holding apple in extended right hand and sceptre in left hand; a child at her feet, Cupid?

Ref/ RIC Vol 4b 243 (J. Soaemias), RSC 8

Seller's Note/ As read above, Julia Soaemais was the mother of Elagabalus. Both were murdered. Click here for the full ugly story.

FYI - Adjective. caelestis (neuter caeleste); third declension. celestial, of or in the heavens. (figuratively) divine, of the gods. (figuratively) magnificent, preeminent, god-like.

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