DescriptionLYDIA. Philadelphia. Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus (died AD 217). Æ 29mm (14.93 gm, 5h). Under L. Capito, Archon. ΙΟΥΛΙΑ - CЄΒΑCΤΗ, draped bust of Julia Domna right, hair in horizontal waves gathered into large bun at back of head / CΠΙ Λ ΚΑ-ΠΙΤΩ-ΝΟC Α-ΡΧ ΦΛ, agonistic table, on which rests two prize urns, each with palm branch; between them, two purses; beneath table, vase with two palm branches between two sprinklers; ΦΙΛAΔЄΛΦЄΩΝ / ΝЄΩΚΟΡΩΝ in exergue. BMC 201, 80. SNG Tübingen 3757. Lindgren II, 784. Rare. Easily the finest known specimen! Perfectly centered and struck on a round, carefully prepared flan, with a superb even dark brown patina. NGC Choice XF? 5/5 - 4/5.
Ex New York Sale XX (9 January 2009), lot 355 (realized $4,000).
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