Civic bronze coin of Julia Mamaea from Bostra (BOS0111)

Dublin Core

Title

Civic bronze coin of Julia Mamaea from Bostra (BOS0111)

Description

Local bronze coin depicting Julia Mamaea on the obverse from Bostra (222-235 CE)

Source

Publisher

Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Monnaies, médailles et antiques, Y 28632.13

Date

Rights

Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Monnaies, médailles et antiques

Language

Type

Bronze

Identifier

BOS0111

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Bronze

Weight (g)

4.77-16.82g

Diameter (mm)

22

Province

Arabia

Obverse Type

Draped bust of Julia Mamaea, facing right and wearing stephane

Reverse Type

Tetrastyle temple; within, Tyche stands facing front, wearing a turreted crown, holding a scepter with a trophy in her right hand, and a cornucopia in her left. She stands on a small crouching figure, while two smaller figures flank her on either side.

Obverse Legends

IULIAMAMAEA AUGUSTA (Julia Mamaea Augusta)

Reverse Legends

N TR A LEXA NDRI AN AE COL BOSTR (Nova Traiani Alexandriana Colonia Bostra)

Name 1

Notes

The city is given the title Colonia Nova Traiana Alexandrian Bostra here, as on some local coins of Severus Alexander (Spijkerman 1978:80-81. no.51; Meshorer et al. 2013:151, no.42)

Selected Bibliography

Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Monnaies, médailles et antiques [http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8498857k]

Spijkerman, A. 1978. The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia. Jerusalem: Franciscan Press. (pp.82-83, no.54)

Meshorer, Y., G. Bijovsky, and W.Fischer-Bossert. 2013. Coins of the Holy Land: The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection at the American Numismatic Society and the Israel Museum (Volume 1), New York: The American Numismatic Society.

Citation

“Civic bronze coin of Julia Mamaea from Bostra (BOS0111),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed June 22, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/49.

Output Formats

Geolocation