Denarius of Julia Domna

This is the first from a small group of Roman coins sent in by Mike Ruczynski. I was asked to provide a full ID and a valuation.

The coin is a denarius of Julia Domna, who was the second wife of Septimius Severus. On the obverse, facing right, is a bust of the empress and the legend on this side reads IVLIA AVGVSTA. On the reverse, facing left, is the seated figure of Vesta; the brief legend reads VESTA.

In volume II of David Sear’s Roman Coins and Their Values denarii of this type are listed as number 6611. They were struck at Rome during only one year: AD 195.


Mike’s find would grade no better than Fine and as it is not a scarce type I would price the coin no higher than £20.

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