Denarius of Julia Domna, "MATER DEVM"

Julia Domna, Roman Imperial, Roman Empire

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198-201

Silver

Overall: 3/4 in. (19 mm)

Weight: 3.1 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853

27.1.29392

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: female bust facing right, draped, pleated/waved hair [wig?] done up in flattened bun at back; in field, IVLIA (left) and AVGVSTA (right) clockwise (“Julia Augusta”); border of dots. Reverse: seated Cybele/Magna Mater facing left, wearing mural crown, holding palm branch in outstretched right hand, left arm resting on drum [and holding scepter]; lions crouched on either side; in field, MATER (left) and DEVM (right) clockwise (“Mother of gods”); border of dots.

Course History

CLST 6, Introduction to Classical Archaeology, Roger Ulrich, Fall 2014

CLST 6, Introduction to Classical Archaeology, Roger Ulrich, Fall 2012

CLST 18, HIST 94.6, History of the Roman Empire, Roberta Stewart, Winter 2012

ARTH 25, Roman Art, Kathleen Corrigan, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

Investigations into the Ancient Mediterranean, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Yale University Collection-Sharing Initiative, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 5-June 24, 2012.

A Space for Dialogue 68, Center and Periphery: Cultural Hybridity in the Funerary Arts of the Roman Provinces, Amanda Manker, Class of 2012, Mellon Special Projects Intern, Yale University Art Gallery Collection-Sharing Initiative, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 11-March 11, 2012.

Publication History

Investigations into the Ancient Mediterranean, Special Hood Website: The Yale University Art Gallery Collection-Sharing Initiative, 2012

IMPERIUM ROMANUM IN NUMMIS, The Roman Empire in and on Its Coinage, a booklet with entries created by Dartmouth students and Professor Roberta Stewart, Spring 2012, no. 31, Christopher Hauser, Class of 2014.

Amanda Manker, Class of 2012, A Space for Dialogue 68, Center and Periphery: Cultural Hybridity in the Funerary Arts of the Roman Provinces, Hanover: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, no. 5.

Provenance

Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

Catalogue Raisonne

RIC 564 (Cf. pl. XI.7 (no sceptre), CREBM 55 (Cf. pl. 28.6-7)

Old Number

hn 311

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