On the coinage from Caesarea Maritima we see a consistent theme of women in power being represented on coinage. The women we see represented are empresses over time from 161 – 251 CE. These coins often depict the empress on the obverse with a god or emperor on the reverse.
The coins show us a clear example that women are defined by their relationships with men. Women being represented on the coins are being shown simply because they are wives of men in power. Their status comes from marriage rather than any actual power they might hold.