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Julia Soaemias – Mother

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Julia Soaemias

julia_soaemias Bust

Mother of Elagabalus
Murdered with her son in 222 AD

Julia Soaemias was the daughter of Julia Maesa and the mother of Elagabalus and the maternal cousin, of the Roman emperor Caracalla. Julia was indeed very much like her son in many ways particularly when it came to religion. Both Julia and Elagabalus were fanatically devoted to the worship of the Sun God Elagabalus, which is why history refers to him by the name of the Sun God. Julia’s fate was to be murdered at the same time as her son in 222 AD. Their bodies were dragged from the palace and thrown into the Tiber River.

Monetary System


Mints: Rome, Egypt, Moesia

Obverse Legends:


Portrait Styles:

1) Draped bust right
2) Draped bust right with Diadem


JULIA SOAEMIAS Denominations

AU Aureus (6.46 grams)
AR Antoninianus
AR Denarius (3.31-2.1 grams)
AR Denarius (with diadem) RARE
AR Quinarius
Æ Sestertius (20.81 grams)
Æ Dupondius or As (10.9 grams)

NOTE: Given the rarity of even the bronze and gold denominations, it is possible that her coins were melted down and withdrawn from circulation.

JULIA SOAEMIAS AE Egypt Tetradrachm


Æ Tetradrachm, Egypt (12.49 grams)

JULIA SOAEMIAS AE Moesai with Elagabalus


Æ26 Pentassarion (5 Assaria) Moesia Inferior. Marcianopolis (Elagabalus facing Julia Soaemias)

The Monetary History of the World
 © Martin A. Armstrong