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Coin: Sestertius with Bust of Julia Domna (obv) and Vesta (rev)

Issuing Authority Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
Culture Roman
Title Coin: Sestertius with Bust of Julia Domna (obv) and Vesta (rev)
Date 196–211
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Overall: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
Weight: 0.66 oz. (18.69 g)
Axis: 6:00
Credit Line Transfer from the Classical Studies Department, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 2000.342.102

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Obverse: Bust of Julia Domna facing right, draped, with hair in elaborate coiffure. Inscription around.
Reverse: Vesta, veiled and seated left on throne. Holds palladium in right hand and transverse scepter in left hand. Inscription around.

Obverse: [IVL]IA - AVGVSTA.
Reverse: [VES]T[A] SC

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