Images of the past

A chronologue of beauty

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Ancient Roman Hairstyles and Headdresses from the Severan to the Theodosian Dynasty 193-423

The Severan Dynasty 193-235


Emperor Septimius Severus


Bust of Septimius Severus,founder of the Severan Dynasty with an oak crown



Julia Domna,second wife of Septimius Severus







Statue of Julia Domna as the Goddess Ceres





Head of Julia Domna,she is probably wering a wig






Coin with an image of Julia Domna

Coin with image of Emperor Caracalla


Fulvia Plautilla,wife of Caracalla




Coin with image of Fulvia Plautilla 

Julia Maesa,grandmother of Emperor Elagabalus 



Coin of Julia Maesa


Julia Cornelia Paula, first wife of Emperor Elagabalus





Annia Faustina,third wife of Elagabalus 





 Julia Avita Mamaea, mother of Emperor Alexander Severus



Julia Mamaea,mother of Alexander Severus on an orichalcum sestertius 
of Alexander Severus

Coin image of Sallustia Orbiana,wife of Alexander Severus 


People from the Severan Dynasty



Bust of an unknown woman,possibly from the Severan period


Roman girl from the Severan Dynasty,210-230 A.D.

Heads of statues of a priest and priestess from Ephesus,200-250 A.D.

Head of a woman from the 2nd c. A.D.


Emperor from the Crisis of the Third Century (238-285)


Coin with image of Emperor Gordian III


Sabinia Tranquillina,wife of Emperor Gordian III 






Marcia Otacilia Severa,wife of Emperor Philip the Arab





Herennia Etruscilla, wife of Emperor Decius 

Egnatia Mariniana wife of Emperor Valerian I 


Cornelia Salonina,wife of Emperor Gallienus








Gold coin with Emperor Postumus

Emperor Aurelian


Ulpia Severina,wife of Aurelian






Magnia Urbica,wife of Empeoror Carus



Coins with heads of Magnia Urbica


Roman People from 238-285


 Bust of a woman,c. 260 A.D.

Busts of an aristocratic man and woman,c. 270-280

Fragment from headdress of a statue, shows the crown worn by priests of the imperial cult, 
adorned with the busts of emperors, 3-4 th c. A.D.


Tetarchy and the Constantian Dynasty 285-364


Emperor Diocletian


Head of Diocletian wearing an oak wreath (Corona Civica) with a gem at the center

Head of Diocletian with the Corona Civica


Eutropia,wife of Emperor Maximian





Helena,wife of Emperor Constantius I







Coin with an image of Helena


Theodora,second wife of Constantius I



Two coins with the image of Theodora

Coin of Emperor Maximinus


Emperor Galerius




Coin with image of Galeria Valeria wife of Galerius


Fausta,wife of Constantine I





Fausta is crowned, veiled, and standing in the Pudicitia pose





Coins of Fausta


Valeria Maximilla,wife of Emperor Maxentius




A bust of Emperor Constantius II 

Coin of Emperor Constans I


Emperor Julian the Apostate 


Bronze coin of Julian the Apostate


Julian the Apostate with his wife Helena


Roman people from 285-364




 Head of a woman,c. 350



Bust of a young woman, possibly a priestess judging from her diadem and hairstyle,
late Roman era


The Valentinian Dynasty


Aureus of Emperor Valentinian I

Gold medal of the Emperor Valens





Statue of Emperor Valentinian II


The Theodosian Dynasty 364-392


Emperor Theodosius I


Aelia Flaccilla,wife of Theodosius I










Coins with the image of Aelia Flaccilla

Medallion of Galla Placidia,daughter of Emperor Theodosius I


Emperor Honorius




Cameo of Emperor Honorius and his wife Maria

Golden Medallion of Licinia Eudoxia,wife of Emperor Valentinian III


People from the end of the Roman Empire


Germanic-Roman general Stilicho with his wife Serena and his son Eucherius,395

Statuette of an imperial woman, c. 300–350 A.D.


Carving of a woman from the sarcophagus of Giunio Basso,359



Bust of priestess Isvardia from Smyrna,4th c. A.D.



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