Local bronze coin of Julia Mamaea from Bostra (BOS0112)

Dublin Core

Title

Local bronze coin of Julia Mamaea from Bostra (BOS0112)

Description

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

Source

Publisher

(1) Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Monnaies, médailles et antiques [ark:/12148/btv1b8498854b]

(2) British Museum Online Collection no.1908,0110.1435

Date

Rights

(1) Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Monnaies, médailles et antiques

(2) Trustees of the British Museum

Format

Bronze

Language

Identifier

BOS0112

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Bronze

Province

Arabia

Obverse Type

Draped bust of Julia Mamaea, facing right and wearing a stephane

Reverse Type

Draped bust of Zeus-Ammon, facing right and wearing a ram's horn and disk headdress

Obverse Legends

IVLIAMAMAEA AVGVSTA (Julia Mamaea Augusta)

Reverse Legends

COLONIABO STRA (Colonia Bostra)

Type Notes

Obverse type similar to other depictions of Julia Mamaea on coins of Bostra (BOS0110-0111).

The reverse type of a bust of Zeus-Ammon was frequently used on the city's coinage from the second century CE (e.g. an example of Antoninus Pius published by Meshorer et al. 2013:149, no.10). Zeus-Ammon also appears in city as a head on coinage (e.g. Meshorer et al. 2013:149, no.4 under Hadrian) and as a full-length figure accompanied by a ram (e.g. BOS0105).

Name 1

Selected Bibliography

British Museum Online Collection nos. 1908,0110.1435 (pictured); see also: 1908,0110.1434, 1908,0110.1438, 1841,B.3641, 1900,0707.365

Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Monnaies, médailles et antiques, Y 28632.12 [ark:/12148/btv1b8498854b]

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. (pg.151, no.49).

Spijkerman, A. 1978. The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia. Jerusalem: Franciscan Press. (pp.80-81, no.52).

Citation

“Local bronze coin of Julia Mamaea from Bostra (BOS0112),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed June 22, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/50.

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