Emperess Julia Domna Silver Denarius

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Dating back to ~193-211CE, this is a real Ancient Roman silver denarius of Empress Julia Domna, minted under the rule of her husband Emperor Septimius Severus! 

Domna was the first Empress of the Severan Dynasty. She was born in Roman Syria and married Severus in 187CE, when he was governor of the Roman province of Gallia Lugdunensis. 

Septimius worked in public office until seizing power after the death of Emperor Pertinax, during the Year of Five Emperors.

To do so, he deposed and killed the incumbent emperor Didius Julianus and fought off the rival claimants to the throne - the Roman generals Pescennius Niger and Clodius Albinus. 

He defeated Niger in 194CE, at the Battle of Issus in Cilicia and Albinus in 197CE at the Battle of Lugdunum in Gaul.

This propelled Julia Domna into the position of Empress. 

They had two sons, Caracalla and Geta. In 198CE, Emperor Septimius Severus declared his son Caracalla co-ruler with his brother Geta. Opting against sharing power, Caracalla had the Praetorian Guard assassinate his brother, shortly after his Septimius Severus' death in 211.

Caracalla grew bored of the administrative duties of rulership and Domna handled many of the Empire's affairs on his behalf, until he was assassinated during his campaign against Parthia. Overwhelmed by grief, she committed suicide in 217.

This silver coin measures ~.75" diameter and weighs 3g. 

We can ship this ancient artifact worldwide.

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