Second wife of Septimivs Severvs

Reigned: 193-211

IVLIA DOMNA was born at Emesa (Homs) in Syria to a family of priests to the sun-god, worshiped there as Elagabal. In adulthood. she went to Rome and became the wife of Septimius Severus in 187. She was the mother of the future Emperors Caracalla and Geta, born to her in 188 and 189, respectively. Severus became Emperor in 193, and she spent much time traveling with him on his wars until his death in Britain in 211. A year later Caracalla murdered Geta. Domna accompanied Caracalla on his Parthian campaign, where he was murdered in 217. She then committed suicide at Antioch by refusing all food.(Excerpt from MONETA, from www.numus.com)


Fouree of an AR Denarius (18mm 2.66g) Struck 196-211a.d.

Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA Bare-headed and draped bust right

Rev: LAETITIA Laetita standing left holding wreath and rudder

RIC 561

Silver Denarius (18mm 2.78g) Struck 204 A.D. Rome

Obv:IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust right

Rev: PIETAS AVGG Pietas, veiled, standing left, dropping incense on altar, holding box

RIC IV i 572, Sears 6600



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