- A settlement in Syria
Emesa, an important city of Syria rose even further under Septimius Severus since his wife Julia Doman originated from this city. The bulk of the coinage consists in denarii struck for the above couple (193 - 211), plus the very rare issues of the usurper Uranius Antoninus (253 - 254). The extremely rare coinage of queen Zenobia (272) might have been struck at Emesa as well.
Modern location: Homs, Syria
Draped laureate bust right from behind; AVT KAI TI AIΛ ANTΩNEINOC CEB EV
Eagle standing right on baetyl (the sacred stone) of Elagabal; EMI_CHNΩN / Γ
Ref: BMC 4; SNG Copenhagen 309
laureate head right; AY·T K M·AN···TWNEINOC C_E_·B·
eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, bust of Shamash between legs, circle between head and wing; ΔHMAPX EΞVΠATOC TO Δ
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; AVT K M A ANTWNEINOC CEB
eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, star below; ΔHMAPX EΞ YΠATOC TO B; Δ_E
laureate head right; IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II
Moneta holding scales and cornucopiae; MON_ET AVG
Ref: RIC IV 411a, BMCRE V 380, RSC III 3...
laureate head right; IMP CAE L SEP SEV__PERT AVG COS II
seven stars above and within a crescent; SAECVL FELICIT
Ref: RIC IV 417, RSC III 628a, BMCRE V 3...