Silver Drachm, Ancient Rome, c. 193-217 AD.
Julia Domna (Wife of Septimius Severus and Mother of Caracalla and Geta).
Obv: Bust of Empress, right.
Rev: Mt. Argaeus, surmounted by star.
Rare Colonial Issue, Minted in Caesarea (Cappadocia) in 208-209 AD - Greek Inscriptions.
Julia Domna (170 AD –217 AD) was a member of the Severan dynasty of the Roman Empire. Empress and wife of Roman Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus and mother of Emperors Geta and Caracalla, Julia was famous for her prodigious learning as well as her extraordinary political influence.
The greatest in a long line of women exercising power behind the throne in Rome, she was effectively the de facto ruler of an Empire of seventy million people stretching from Scotland to Iraq.