Bronze coin of Julia Mamaea from Bostra (BOS0113)

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Title

Bronze coin of Julia Mamaea from Bostra (BOS0113)

Description

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

Source

Publisher

Spijkerman 1978: 80-81, no.53.

Date

Format

Bronze

Language

Identifier

BOS0113

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Bronze

Weight (g)

3.99-4.98g

Diameter (mm)

18-22mm

Province

Arabia

Obverse Type

Draped bust of Julia Mamaea, facing right

Reverse Type

Marsyas standing facing right, with a wine skin slung over his shoulder and his right hand raised

Obverse Legends

IVLIAMAMAE AAVGVSTA (Julia Mamaea Augusta)

Reverse Legends

COLONIA B OSTRA (Colonia Bostra)

Type Notes

Obverse type same as on other coins of Bostra featuring Julia Mamaea (BOS0110-0112)

Name 1

Notes

The Marsyas type appears in third century CE (see the coin of Severus Alexander in Meshorer et al. 2013:151. no.44) and alongside Tyche in later types (see the example from 251 CE in Meshorer et al. 2013:152, no.60).

Selected Bibliography

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.48).

Spijkerman, A. 1978. The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia. Jerusalem: Franciscan Press. (pp.80-81, no.53)

Citation

“Bronze coin of Julia Mamaea from Bostra (BOS0113),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed June 22, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/51.

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