Coin of Julia Domna from Nysa-Scythopolis (SCY0105)

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Title

Coin of Julia Domna from Nysa-Scythopolis (SCY0105)

Description

Local bronze coin of Julia Domna, wife of the emperor Septimius Severus, from Nysa-Scythopolis (206/207 CE)

Publisher

Meshorer et al. 2013:184, no.30.

Date

Format

Bronze

Language

Identifier

SCY0105

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Bronze

Weight (g)

8.99-10.82g

Diameter (mm)

21-23mm

Province

Syria Palaestina

Region

Decapolis

Era Used

Local era (64 BCE)

Obverse Type

Bust of Julia Domna, facing right

Reverse Type

Two draped figures (Demeter and Kore-Persephone?) standing and facing one another, both placing a hand on a central torch; figure at left holds ears of grain.

Obverse Legends

IOYΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑC (Julia Domna Sebaste)

Reverse Legends

NYC CKVΘ IEP ACY (Nysa-Scythopolis, sacred and inviolable)

Type Notes

Spijkerman (1978:196-197, no.27) identifies the reverse figures as Athena and Demeter.

Name 1

Role 1

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.

Spijkerman, A. 1978. The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia. Jerusalem: Franciscan Press.

Citation

“Coin of Julia Domna from Nysa-Scythopolis (SCY0105),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed January 19, 2021, http://wireproject.org/items/show/68.

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