Augusta, A.D. 222-235
Obv: IVLIA MA-MAEA AVG
Rev: VESTA - Vesta standing left, holding patera and transverse scepter
Julia Mamaea was the daughter of kingmaker Julia Maesa and mother of Severus Alexander. She acted as regent for her son when he was appointed emperor at age 14. Although virtuous and clever, she never let Alexander detangle from her apron strings, even to the point of accompanying him on his military campaigns. She suffered the same consequences that he did when the army rebelled against Alexander’s battlefield incompetence.