Julia Maesa, as Augusta


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Rome, 218-220 AD. AR antoninianus, 5.48 gr., 22 mm.

Obv: JULIA MAESA AUG; draped bust of Julia Maesa wearing stephane to the right, set on crescent.

Rev: PIETAS AUG; Pietas standing to the left, dropping grains of incense on lighted altar to the left and holding acerra.

Ref: RIC (Elagabalus) 264. From the Lionel Tenby collection (with his ticket).

Toned, minor flan flaw on obverse. Choice Very Fine.
A very delicate portrait and a small masterpiece of Roman art.