Julia Paula, 1st wife of Elagabalus
AR Denarius; 19mm/2.5gm, Rome Mint, struck c. 220 AD
Obv/ IVLIA PAVLA AVG; draped bust r., her braided hair nicely arranged in the later style.
Rev/ CONCORDIA; Concordia seated l., holding patera in r. hand; star in left field.
Con/ aEF; well-centered, lovely portrait, sharp strikes, etc.
Ref/RIC Vol 4b 211 (scarce)
Seller's Note/ Roman celators are not noted for their depictions of women. In the case of our coin, the celator perfectly captured the profile of young Julia Paula in a sweet and charming style. The reverse depiction of Concordia is simply elegant; note the folds of her drapery. Julia Paula issues are always scarce/rare as she was empress for only one year before she was divorced by Elagabalus and stripped of all titles.