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193 NGC Ch AU Star Julia Domna Denarius Roman Empire Laodicea Concordia Unpublished Variety (22031401C)

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  • 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  • Apparently unpublished reverse variety with Concordia holding a single cornucopia instead of two cornucopia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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