Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, who reigned 193-211 and mother of Caracalla (196-198-217) and Geta (198-209-212).  
Struck at Rome in 205.

IVLIA AVGVSTA, her bust right.
MATER AVGG, Julia Domna, towered as Cybele, drivng quadriga of lions left.

Lions were an attribute of Cybele, a goddess from Asia Minor with several aspects including "mother of the gods."

Sear II 6592.  BMC (SS&C) 48 page 163, RIC 562, page 168. 


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