Julia Maesa

Reece Period attributed: Period 10

Obverse image of a coin of Julia Maesa

Member of the The Severans dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 218 until 222.

Julia Maesa was the grandmother of both Elagabalus and Alexander Severus. With her daughter, Julia Soaemias, she administered Elagabalus’ reign. She turned her support to Alexander Severus when it became clear that Elagabalus would not last long, but died in 224 having had less influence on Alexander’s regime.

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