Numismatik Naumann

Auction 141  –  2 June 2024

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Numismatik Naumann, Auction 141

Ancient and World Coins

Su, 02.06.2024, from 5:00 PM CEST
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★ Manlia Scantilla ★

MANLIA SCANTILLA (Augusta,193). Denarius. Rome.

Draped bust right.
Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre; at feet to left, peacock.

RIC 7.

Manlia Scantilla became the wife of Marcus Didius Julianus in 153, and from this marriage a daughter, Didia Clara, was born, with whom she was elected to the rank of augusta by the Roman Senate on the occasion of her husband's elevation to emperor. According to the historian Herodianus, the two women themselves suggested that Didius buy his imperial office at auction. When her husband was beheaded on 1 June 193, Manlia Scantilla was able to dispose of the body but not the heredity, losing the title of augusta. There are no records after that, and depictions of her and her daughter on coins or statues remain very rare.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 3.18 g.
Diameter: 19 mm.

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Current bid 2'600 EUR 4 bids
Starting price 2'000 EUR
Estimate 2'500 EUR
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