Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, (A.D. 193-211), AE dupondius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 196-211 (13.89, g), obv. draped bust of Julia Domna to right, around IVLIA AVGVSTA, rev. around VENVS VICTRIX, SC across field, Venus half naked standing to left holding helmet and palm, leaning on a column, before her a shield, (S.6649, RIC 890, C.-, example in BM). With a very large and full flan, some surface pitting on the reverse, a bronze Tiber patination, portrait extremely fine, otherwise very fine, and a very rare type.
Ex Dr V.J.A.Flynn Collection previously from Noble Numismatics Sale 105 (lot 4155) and previously from the Sotheby Sale 1896 (odd lot), London, and the Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection, sold in Triton III (lot 1716 part) for the benefit of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts with his ticket.