Julia Paula
Augusta, A.D. 219-220
Silver Denarius
Antioch mint?
Rev: CONCORDIA - Concordia, seated left, holding patera; star in left field
RIC 211
21x19mm, 1.8g

Julia Paula

Julia Cornelia Paula, a member of the illustrious Cornelius family and daughter of a Praetorian Prefect, was the first wife of Elagabalus. The marriage was arranged by Julia Mamaea in an attempt to subdue the growing discontent with the 15-year-old Elagabalus' exotic sexual and religious practices. Their marriage was very brief. They were divorced after one year and Julia Paula returned to private life.