Julia Domna 211-217 AD, mother of Caracalla and Geta

Julia Domna was the wife of Septimius Severus and the mother of Geta and Caracalla. She was of Syrian descent and from a family of the high priest of the Emesan Sun god. There is a extended crescent below her picture that is indictative of a solar eclipise. The star is replaced by her showing that as a priestess she can face the sun. She was known to accompany Severus in battle and was known as the "camp mother." Her son Caracalla worshiped Luna the moon god and killed her son Geta. Photo from Roma Numismatics

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