Julia Domna             c.170 - 217 A.D.


Julia Domna was the wife of Septimius Severus and mother of Geta and Caracalla. She died in exile of either as a result of breast cancer or after a self-imposed hunger strike following Caracalla's murder.


AR Denarius 196--211 A.D.

18 mm.

Obv. IVLIA AVGVSTA: Bust right

Rev. MATER DEVM: Cybele seated left on throne, flanked by two lions

C. 123, Van Meter 34/1

AR Denarius 196--227 A.D.

19 mm.

Obv. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG: Draped bust right

Rev. MATRI DEVM: Cybele standing left, leaning on column, holding a drum and

scepter, a lion at her feet

C. 137, Van Meter 36