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Ancient Roman silver denarius of emperor Septimus Severus / Fortune

£140.00 Approx $177.22, €163.55

Code: 11852



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.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

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.