This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of emperor Septimius Severus, minted at 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: CONCORDIAE MILITVM, "For harmony with the soldiers" Concordia, draped, standing front, head left, holding standard in each hand.
A superb example in EF condition with minor iron deposits from burial.
DATE: 193 - 211 AD (this coin minted in 197-198 AD)
SIZE: 18mm dia
WEIGHT: 3.10 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 502b, RIC IV Septimius Severus 108
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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