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Title: Denarius of Julia Mamaea
Item Name: Currency


Denarius of Julia Mamaea, the mother of the emperor Severus Alexander (222-235AD). From Swaythorpe Farm, Kilham, excavations in 1998 (context 22). Obverse: [IULIA M] AMAEA [AUG], portrait with braided hair, facing right. Reverse: IUNO CONSERVA[TRIX], figure of the goddess Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre; at her feet a peacock. The coin is about 50% silver, 50% copper - typical for the debased currency of this period.

Year: 222-235AD
Culture: Romano-British
Materials: silver; copper
Measurements: Diam:1.85cm; Wt:2.6g
ID_Number: ERYMS : 1999.1.36