This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of emperor Septimius Severus, minted at Emesa between 194 - 195 AD.
Obverse: IMP CAES SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II "Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Lucius Septimius Severus Pertinax, emperor (Augustus), consul for the second time." Head of Septimius Severus, laureate, right.
Reverse: FORTVN REDVC, "Fortune returns" Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder set on globe in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand.
A nice example toned and in VF+ condition.
DATE: 193 - 211 AD (this coin minted in 194 - 195 AD)
SIZE: 18mm dia
WEIGHT: 2.91 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 211, RSC 489, BMC 534; Coh. 489
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.
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