JULIA DOMNA 196AD Ancient Silver Roman Coin Venus Felix Lucky Venus i54160
Item: i54160 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Julia Domna – Roman Empress Wife of Emperor Septimius Severus 193-211 A. Silver Denarius 18mm (2.62 grams) Rome mint 196-211 A. Reference: RIC 580 (Septimius Severus), C 198 IVLIAAVGVSTA – Draped bust right. Standing left, holding apple and pulling dress. Venus Felix (“Lucky Venus”), her cult tile at her temple on the Esquiline Hill and at Hadrian’s Venus Felix et Roma Aeterna on the Via Sacra. This epithet is also used for a specific sculpture at the Vatican Museums. Was a Roman goddess principally associated with love , beauty and fertility , who played a key role in many Roman religious festivals and myths. From the third century BC, the increasing Hellenization of Roman upper classes identified her as the equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Her cult began in Ardea and Lavinium , Latium. On August 15, 293 BC, her oldest known temple was dedicated, and August 18 became a festival called the Vinalia Rustica. After Rome’s defeat at the Battle of Lake Trasimene in the opening episodes of the Second Punic War , the Sibylline oracle recommended the importation of the Sicillian Venus of Eryx; a temple to her was dedicated on the Capitoline Hill in 217 BC: a second temple to her was dedicated in 181 BC. Venus seems to have played a part in household or private religion of some Romans. Julius Caesar claimed her as an ancestor (Venus Genetrix); possibly a long-standing family tradition, certainly one adopted as such by his heir Augustus. Venus statuettes have been found in quite ordinary household shrines (lararia). In fiction, Petronius places one among the Lares of the freedman Trimalchio’s household shrine. Julia Domna (unknown date217) was a member of the Severan dynasty of the Roman Empire. Empress and wife of Roman Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus and mother of Emperors Geta and Caracalla , Julia was among the most important women ever to exercise power behind the throne in the Roman Empire. The item “JULIA DOMNA 196AD Ancient Silver Roman Coin Venus Felix Lucky Venus i54160″ is in sale since Wednesday, February 10, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Ruler: Septimius Severus
- Composition: Silver