Bronze Coin – AE 24, Roman Colonial Issue, c. 222-235 AD
Julia Mamaea (mother of Emperor Severus Alexander)
Obv: Julia bust, right
Rev: Fecunditas standing left
Mint: Deultum (Thrace)
Sear – 3414 - 24mm, 7.4gm
Very fine, green patina
Julia's first husband was a former consul (whose name is unknown) who died. Julia married as her second husband Syrian Promagistrate Marcus Julius Gessius Marcianus. Julia bore two children during her marriage to Marcianus, a daughter Theoclia and a son, Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus, later emperor Severus Alexander.
Julia was reported to be a virtuous woman, never involved in scandals. Julia was attentive to the education of her son, Alexander, whom she prepared adequately for becoming emperor of Rome. Alexander thought much of his mother's advice and followed what she told him to do.