The only evidence of her existence is a happy letter allegedly written by Macrinus to his wife after he became Emperor. The first line is as follows: "Opellius Macrinus to his wife Nonia Celsa. The good fortune to which we have attained, my dear wife, is incalculable."
The letter can be found in the biography of Diadumenian, part of a collection called Historia Augusta. Such "documents" are generally considered fabrications and the biographer(s) is also infamous for inventing people and names. Without further evidence even the existence of Nonia Celsa is highly dubious.
- Historia Augusta • Life of Diadumenianus
- W. Kroll, Paulys Real-Encyclopadie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft by G. Wissowa, XVII.1 pp. 901-902
|Empress of Rome
Julia Cornelia Paula
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