Ancient Roman silver denarius of emperor Septimus Severus / Genius

Ancient Roman silver denarius of emperor Septimus Severus / Genius

Code: 12515

£32.00 Approx $40.51, €37.34
 

This is an ancient Roman silver denarius of emperor Septimius Severus, minted in Rome between 197 - 198 AD. 

Obverse:   L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X "Lucius Septimius Severus Pertinax, emperor (Augustus), supreme commander (Imperator) for the tenth time." laureate head right. 

Reverse: P M TR P V COS II P P, "High priest, holder of tribunician power for the sixth time, consul for the second time, father of the nation." Genius standing left, sacrificing out of patera over altar holding corn ears

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 193 - 211 AD (this coin was minted between 197 - 198 AD)

SIZE: 15.9mm dia

WEIGHT: 2.54 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC 201; Cohen 475

PROVENANCE: Private collection Isle of Wight, originally a metal detector find from the Thetford area.