This is an ancient Roman Æ orichalcum Sestertius, of Empress Marcia Otacilia Severa, wife of Philip the Arab, minted in Rome between 245 - 247 AD
Obverse: MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, "Empress Marcia Otacilla Severa" diademed draped bust right.
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG, S C in ex "Harmony of our Emperor, Decree of the senate" Concordia seated left, holding patera & double cornucopiae.
A wonderful coin with a great patina and pleasing portrait.
MATERIAL: Æ orichalcum
DATE: 244 - 249 AD (minted in Rome between 245 - 247 AD)
SIZE: 28mm diameter
WEIGHT: 18.48 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC IV 203a (Philip I); Hunter 14 (Philip I); Cohen 10
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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