Empress Julia Maesa 160 – 224 AD
Julia Maesa was a prominent figure in Roman history who played a crucial role in the reigns of her grandsons, Emperors Elagabalus, and Severus Alexander. As a cunning and politically astute woman, she wielded power behind the scenes, effectively shaping the course of the Roman Empire. Yet, despite her impact, her story is often overshadowed by those of her more well-known relatives.
Julia Maesa married Julius Avitus, an influential man from a noble family. They had two daughters, Julia Soaemias and Julia Mamaea. Both of their daughters would go on to become mothers of future Roman emperors—Elagabalus and Severus Alexander, respectively.
IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right
VESTA, Vesta seated left
Silver-plated lead-free pewter, made in the USA
Packaged in a coin flip with a description.