Julia Domna Silver Denarius
Silver denarius depicting Julia Domna (193-217 AD) on the obverse, facing right, with the inscription IVLIA AVGVSTA. Julia Domna was the wife of the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus (193-211AD) and mother of Caracalla and Geta. She accompanied her husband and sons to Britain in 208 AD and probably stayed in London. The reverse features Isis, facing right, wearing a peaked headdress and standing with one foot on the prow of a vessel. She is nursing infant Horus. The coin measures 19 mm in diameter and weighs 3.25 g. It was excavated at the site of Magor Roman villa, Illogan, Cornwall in 1931 by B.H. St John O'Neil.
© RIC, photographer Mike Searle
Lifeboat house, Mullion Cove (Porth Mellin), Mullion, Cornwall. Around 1900
View of the Lifeboat house in about 1900. There is a boat next to the the lifeboat house. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution stationed a lifeboat at Mullion Cove in 1867. The first boat, Daniel J. Draper, remained at Mullion until 1887, performing three services and saving three lives. She was followed by the Edith (1887-1894) and the Nancy Newbon (1894-1908), neither of which were ever used. The service was withdrawn in 1908. Photographer: Unknown.
© From the collection of the RIC