Julia Domna, Solar Eclipse of 197 AD


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The above coin was minted in Emesa, Syria in 194 and 195 AD. Julia Domna was the wife of Emperor Septimius Severus. It is representative and predictive of the 197 AD solar eclipse. It is unique because it shows the star motif combined with the pellet and crescent on the reverse. Photo CNG coins


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