Augusta AD 221 - 222
Augusta AD 220 - 221
Vestal Virgin, Second and fourth Wife of Elagabalus.
Julia Aquilia Aquilia was Elagabalus's second wife, having married her in the summer of 220. The marriage was a scandal since Elagabalus's mentors extracted her from the ranks of the Vestal Virgins in a desperate bid to change the young man's sexual preferences. The marriage did not last long for Elagabalus soon divorced her to marry Annia Faustina. He had a change of mind some months later though, divorced Annia, and remarried Aquilia. The two were still married when he was murdered a couple of years later. Coins in her name and portrait have been issued but are quite rare.
List all Aquilia Severa coins in the Catalog.