Julia Maesa

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Julia Maesa on a coin from Sidon. On the reverse, Astarte.

On this day May 16th 218 AD, Julia Maesa, aunt of the assassinated Caracalla, is banished to her home in Syria by the self-proclaimed emperor Macrinus and declares her 14-year-old grandson Elagabalus, Emperor of Rome.

 

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