Julia Avita Mamaea

Reece Period attributed: Period 11

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Member of the The Severans dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 221 until 235.

Julia Mamaea was the mother of Alexander Severus. She drew resentment from Alexander for her high-handed management and the assumption of many honorific titles. She governed well, but never had the support of the army; she sent the black stone of Elagabalus back to Syria and reversed many of the excesses of the previous regime.

Alexander eventually married someone of Julia Mamaea’s choosing, but the mother then grew jealous of the empress and had her thrown out of the palace. She died in Germania with her son, when Maximinus was acclaimed Emperor by the troops and sent centurions to kill them both.

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