Otacilia Severa Empress of the Roman Empire from 244 to 249.
Marcia Otacilia Severa was the Empress of Rome and wife of Emperor Marcus Julius Philippus or Philip I Arabs, who reigned over the Roman Empire from 244 to 249.

Severa and Philip are generally considered as the first Christian imperial couple, because during their reign the persecutions of Christians had ceased and the couple had become tolerant towards Christianity but their beliefs has not been proven. It was through her intervention, for instance, that Bishop and Saint Babylas of Antioch was saved from persecution.

In 249, the Danubian armies proclaimed Decius Augustus and in August, Philip died in battle near Verona and Decius became the sole emperor. Severa was in Rome at that time and when the news of her husband’s death arrived, their son was murdered by the Praetorian Guard still in her arms. Severa survived her husband and son and lived later in obscurity.
Otacilia Severa
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 244 AD in Antioch
Obverse: diademed and draped bust on crescent right; MAP ΩTAKIΛ CEOYPAN CEB

Reverse: eagle facing, head left, standing on palm branch, wreath in beak; ΔHMAΡX__EΞOVCIAC; S C

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Prieur 324; BMC Galatia pg. 216, 540; SNG Copenhagen 279
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An AR Antoninianus struck 244-249 AD in Rome
Obverse: M OTACIL SEVERA AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent

Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiae

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 3.7 g
No notes for this coin
RSC 4, RIC 125c, RI3836
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An AE Sestertius struck 247 AD in Rome
Obverse: draped bust right; OTACIL SEVERA AVG

Reverse: Concordia seated left holding patera and double cornucopia; CONCORDIA AVGG / S C

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 15.77 g
Rome 7th emission, 247 AD ex CNG
RIC 203e, Cohen 5
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An AR Antoninianus struck 247 AD in Rome
Obverse: draped bust on crescent right; M OTACIL SEVERA AVG

Reverse: Concordia seated left, sacrificing over altar and holding patera and cornucopia; CONCORDIA AVGG

Diameter: 23 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.64 g
Rome 6th emission, 247 AD ex Aurea numismatika
SRCV III 9149, RIC IV 126, RSC IV 17
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An AR Antoninianus struck 247 AD in Rome
Obverse: draped bust on crescent right; OTACIL SEVERA AVG

Reverse: Concordia seated left, sacrificing over altar and holding cornucopia; CONCORDIA AVGG

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.68 g
Rome 7th emission, 247 AD
SRCV III 9150, RIC IV 129, RSC IV 16
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An AR Antoninianus struck AD 247 in Rome
Obverse: M OTACIL SEVERA AVG, draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent

Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiae

Diameter: 24 mm
Die Orientation: 11 H
Weight: 3.68 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 125c (Philip I); RSC 4; Sear 9147
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An AE unit struck 244-249 AD in Hierapolis (Phrygia)
Obverse: draped bust right wearing stephane; ·M·ΩT·_·CEVHPA·

Reverse: two wreaths; IEPAΠOΛEITΩN K EΦECIΩN NEΩ / KOPΩN // OMONOIA

Diameter: 24 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 6.2 g
No notes for this coin
Franke & Nollé 694; BMC 172. var (no letters in wreaths)
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An AE unit struck 244-249 AD in Bizya
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I right from behind confronting diademed and draped bust of Otacilia Severa left; AVT K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC A(VΓ) M ΩT / A K CEBHP / A CEBA

Reverse: Homonoia facing, head left, wearing kalathos, holding patera and cornucopia; BIZ_VH_NΩN

Diameter: 28.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 11.4 g
No notes for this coin
Varbanov 1584