Coin of Julia Domna from Nysa-Scythopolis (SCY0106)

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Title

Coin of Julia Domna from Nysa-Scythopolis (SCY0106)

Description

Local bronze coin of Julia Domna, mother of the emperor Commodus, from Nysa-Scythopolis, 215/216 CE

Publisher

American Numismatic Society 1944.100.69165 [http://numismatics.org/collection/1944.100.69165]

Date

Rights

American Numismatic Society 1944.100.69165

Format

Bronze

Language

Identifier

SCY0106

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Bronze

Weight (g)

6.46-9.21g (pictured=9.21g)

Diameter (mm)

21-23mm (pictured=22mm)

Province

Syria Palaestina

Region

Decapolis

Era Used

Local era (63 BCE)

Obverse Type

Bust of Julia Domna, facing right

Reverse Type

Tyche, standing draped and wearing a turreted crown, facing right, holding a scepter and cornucopia, and resting one foot on the figure of a river god.

Obverse Legends

IOVΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ CE (Julia Domna Sebaste)

Reverse Legends

NVC CKV IEP ACV (Nysa-Scythopolis, sacred and inviolable); ΘEC (date=279)

Name 1

Notes

Spijkerman (1978, 196-197, no.29) publishes a second, similar coin, with an obverse legend of NVCKV, but likewise dated 219; weight=7.04g, and diameter=17mm

Selected Bibliography

American Numismatic Society 1944.100.69165

Spijkerman, A. 1978. The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia. Jerusalem: Franciscan Press. (pp.196-197, nos.28-29).

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.32, no.184).

Citation

“Coin of Julia Domna from Nysa-Scythopolis (SCY0106),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed December 15, 2019, http://wireproject.org/items/show/71.

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