Choice Almost Uncirculated Empress Julia Domna Roman Empire silver denarius coin with Star designation.
Minted at Laodicea between 193 to 196 CE during the reign of her husband Emperor Septimius Severus.
Superb style younger portrait for Emesa, legend font in distinctive Eastern Mint style.
Extremely rare in high grade & with Star designation!
Approx. 17x20mm 3.57g (heavy flan), RIC 637 variety, RSC 21 variety.
Apparently unpublished reverse variety with Concordia holding a single cornucopia instead of two cornucopia.
Certified by NGC to Ch AU Star, colorfully toned with considerable underlying luster, beautiful in hand.
The Star designation indicates that the coin has exceptional eye appeal, usually derived from some impressive aspect(s) of the strike, surface or style.
Obverse: JULIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right with hair braided in waves and tucked into a large chignon.
Reverse: CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left holding patera and SINGLE cornucopia.
Concordia was the goddess of harmony and concord. She was a daughter of Ares and Aphrodite and as such presided over both marital harmony, soothing strife and discord, and harmonious action of soldiers in war.
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