Ancient Roman silver denarius of emperor Septimus Severus LIBERO PATRI

Ancient Roman silver denarius of emperor Septimus Severus LIBERO PATRI

Code: 12514

£28.00 Approx $35.44, €32.67
 

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

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

Reverse: LIBERO PATRI "Of the free father." Liber (Bacchus) standing right, head left, holding thyrsos, right hand on head, crowning himself, panther at his feet.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 193 - 211 AD (this coin was minted at Rome in 197 AD)

SIZE: 16.3mm dia

WEIGHT: 3.50 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC 99; RSC 304.

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