Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Keywords

Numismatics, Roman, rare coins, ancient coins, Caesarea Philippi, Julia Domna

Department

Religion

Major

Psychology

Abstract

The year is 193 A.D., and the Severan Dynasty has begun. For the first time in Roman history, the emperor, Septimius Severus, is from Leptis Magna (present day Libya). His wife, Julia Domna, is also a foreigner, from Emersa, Syria. Through extensive travel, the two were able to create a unified Roman Empire. One of their early trips brought them to Caesarea Philippi, in what is today northern Israel; the coin under study commemorated this trip (199 A.D.). This coin reveals the relationship between Caesarea Philippi and Rome in the beginning of the Severan dynasty, and it demonstrates the transformation of Julia Domna, especially with regard to her hairstyle. Another captivating aspect of the coin is the unique depiction of the goddess Tyche in Caesarea Philippi.

Faculty Mentor

Kindalee De Long

Funding Source or Research Program

Not Identified

Presentation Session

Session C

Location

Plaza Classroom 188

Start Date

21-3-2014 3:30 PM

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Religion Commons

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Mar 21st, 3:30 PM

A Coin from Caesarea Philippi: Julia Domna

Plaza Classroom 188

The year is 193 A.D., and the Severan Dynasty has begun. For the first time in Roman history, the emperor, Septimius Severus, is from Leptis Magna (present day Libya). His wife, Julia Domna, is also a foreigner, from Emersa, Syria. Through extensive travel, the two were able to create a unified Roman Empire. One of their early trips brought them to Caesarea Philippi, in what is today northern Israel; the coin under study commemorated this trip (199 A.D.). This coin reveals the relationship between Caesarea Philippi and Rome in the beginning of the Severan dynasty, and it demonstrates the transformation of Julia Domna, especially with regard to her hairstyle. Another captivating aspect of the coin is the unique depiction of the goddess Tyche in Caesarea Philippi.