Coins from Severan Period
The Severan dynasty was a Roman imperial dynasty, which ruled the Roman Empire between 193 and 235. The dynasty was founded by the Roman general Septimius Severus, who rose to power as the victor of the 193-197 civil war.

Although largely a peaceful time, the Severan Period was plagued by constant political turmoil and warfare - foreshadowing the imminent total collapse which followed the murder of Alexander Severus in 235 AD, and which we know as the Crisis of the 3rd Century.

One of the characteristic phenomena of this period of Roman history was the very active role played by the empresses and other female family members. This is also reflected in an abundance of coins struck in their name.
Severan Period
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An Fourree Denarius struck 221 in Rome
Obverse: draped bust right; IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG

Reverse: Concordia standing left, sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar, holding double cornucopiae, * left; CONCORDIA

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.66 g
Unofficial mint
RIC IV 225, RSC III 2a, BMCRE V 185
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An AR Denarius struck 212 AD in Rome
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, bearded and laureate head right

Reverse: P M TR P XV COS III P P, Serapis standing left, raising right hand and holding transverse scepter

Diameter: 19.2 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 2.94 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 194; BMCRE 39; RSC 195
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An AR Denarius struck AD 210-213 in Rome
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right

Reverse: MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: 1 H
Weight: 3.26 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 224; RSC 165
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An AE As struck 211 AD in Rome
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder

Reverse: VICTORIAE BRITTANNICAE, S-C across field, Victoria standing right, left foot on helmet, inscribing shield hung on a palm.

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 522a; Cohen 636
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An AR Denarius struck AD 204 in Rome
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right

Reverse: VICT PART MAX, Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
RSC 658, Sear 6895
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An AR Denarius struck 198–217 AD in Rome
Obverse: Head of Caracalla, laureate, right. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM

Reverse: Pax, draped, standing left, holding branch in right hand and sceptre in left hand. P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 3.46 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 268.
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An AR Quinarius struck 214 AD in Rome
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Bust of Caracalla facing right, wearing laurel wreath, cuirass, and drapery

Reverse: COS IIII P P, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm

Diameter: 15 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 1.27 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV Caracalla 317a
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An AR Denarius struck 201-210 AD in Rome
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Bust of Caracalla facing right, wearing drapery and laurel wreath

Reverse: VOTA SVSCEPTA X, Caracalla standing facing, head left, wearin veil, holding patera over altar

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 3.75 g
For the dating I go with what RIC says, some people are saying it is specifically 206 AD, but I don't know where they are pulling that from.

VOTA SVSCEPTA X="vows (prayers) undertaken [for] ten [years] of rule"
RIC IV Caracalla 150
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An AR Denarius struck 198 AD in Laodicea ad Mare
Obverse: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS PONT AVG / Bust right

Reverse: IMP ERII FELICITA / Felicitas standing left, holding a caduceus downwards and a child in arm

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
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An AR Denarius struck 197 AD in Rome
Obverse: draped and cuirassed bust right; M AVR ANTON__CAES PONTIF

Reverse: Caracalla standing left, holding baton and spear; trophy to right; PRI_NCIPI__IVVENTVTIS

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.7 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 13b, RSC III 505
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An AR Denarius struck 199 AD in Laodicea ad Mare
Obverse: Laureate, draped bust right from behind; IMP CAE M AVR ANT AVG P TR P__II

Reverse: Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt; SPES PV_BLICA

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.75 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 341, RSC III 600
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An AR Denarius struck 199-200 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate draped bust right from behind; ANTONINVS__AVGVSTVS

Reverse: Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae; FELICI_TAS AVGG

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.19 g
No notes for this coin
RSC III 61a, RIC IV 35, BMCRE V 161
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An AR Denarius struck 201-202 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate and draped bust right from behind; ANTONINVS__PIVS AVG

Reverse: Quinquereme with four oarsmen, hortator and three seated persons left, two signa at stern; ADV_ENT AVGG

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.5 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 120; RSC 3
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An AR Denarius struck 201-206 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate, draped bust right from behind; ANTONINVS__PIVS AVG

Reverse: Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia; LIBERALI_TAS AVGG__IIII•

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.93 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 135, RSC 122
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An AR Denarius struck 206-210 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; ANTONINVS__PIVS AVG

Reverse: Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopiae; LIBERALI_TAS AVG VI

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.2 g
No notes for this coin
SRCV II 6815, RIC IV 158, RSC III 128, BMCRE V 257
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An AR Denarius struck 206-210 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; ANTONINVS__PIVS AVG

Reverse: Caracalla veiled, standing left, sacrificing out of patera over tripod altar; VOTA SVS_CEPTA X

Diameter: 17.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.14 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 179, RSC III 689, BMCRE V 524
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An AR Denarius struck 211 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; ANTONINVS PIVS__AVG BRIT

Reverse: Fortuna standing left, elbow on column, holding rudder and cornucopiae; wheel at her feet is missing (engraver's error); FORT RED P M TR P XIIII COS III P P

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.74 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 189, RSC III 84 - missing wheel
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An AR Antoninianus struck 213-217 AD in Rome
Obverse: radiate and draped bust right, from behind; ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM

Reverse: Venus standing left, holding Victory and sceptre, leaning on shield set on helmet; VENVS VICTRIX

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.71 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 311d
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An AR Denarius struck 216 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM

Reverse: Sol standing left, raising hand and holding globe; P M TR P__XVIIII COS IIII P P

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.75 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 281b; RSC 359
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An AR Denarius struck 216 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM

Reverse: Venus standing left, holding Victory and sceptre, leaning on shield set on helmet; VENVS VICTRIX

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.99 g
No notes for this coin
SRCV II 6890, RIC IV 311b, RSC III 606, BMCRE V 82 ff.
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An AR Denarius struck 205 in Rome
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right

Reverse: PONTIF TR P VIII COS II, Salus seated left, feeding serpent coiled around altar

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.3 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 82, RSC 422, BMC 484
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An AR Antoninianus struck AD 215 in Rome
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind

Reverse: P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, radiate lion, walking left with thunderbolt in its jaws

Diameter: 23 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 4.98 g
The lion is often associated with Egypt and the East in Roman imagery. At the time of striking, Caracalla had just left Alexandria and was deeply engaged in planning war with the Parthian Empire. Here the lion also sports a radiate crown, symbol of the sun god Sol. Contemporary engraved gems from Egypt also depict a lion-headed god with a radiate crown, suggesting a syncretic merging of solar worship with other eastern cults that would achieve full fruition in the quasi-monotheistic cult of Sol Invictus advanced by Aurelian (AD 270-275) - CNG, 2019.
RIC 273 var; BMCRE 150 var; RSC 322 var; Sear 6774
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An AR Denarius struck 212 AD in Rome
Obverse: Laureate head of Caracalla facing right, text (ANTONINVS•PIVS•AVG•BRIT)

Reverse: Salus seated left on throne, holding patera with right hand, feeding snake coiled around altar, cornucopia in left hand, text (PM•TRP•XV•COS•III•PP)

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
RIC 196; SEAR 6826
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An AR Denarius struck AD 208 in Rome
Obverse: ANTONINVS [P]IVS AVG, laureate head right

Reverse: PONTIF TR P XI COS II[I], Caracalla on horseback right, holding spear; PROF in exergue

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: 8 H
Weight: 2.71 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 107; RSC 510; BMCRE 572; Hill 963
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An AR Denarius struck AD 201-206 in Rome
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right

Reverse: INDVLGENTIA AVGG, the Dea Caelestis, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, riding on lion right over waters gushing from rock, IN CARTH in exergue

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 3.41 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 130a; RSC 97; BMCRE 240
(26) Clodius Albinus
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An AE As | Dupondius struck 194-195 AD in Rome
Obverse: bare head right; D CL SEPT AL_BIN CAES

Reverse: Saeculum Frugiferum standing left, holding caduceus with grain ears and trident; SAECVLO FRVGIFERO COS II / S__C

Diameter: 23 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 10.72 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IVa, 61 (C. 72); BMC V, 549 (Pl. 23, 8); C. 72 (Paris)
(27) Clodius Albinus
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An AR Denarius struck 193 - 194/95 AD in Rome
Obverse: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES / bare head right

Reverse: MINER PACIF COS II / Minerva standing left, holding olive branch and shield on ground, spear resting against her left arm

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
Clodius Albinus (c. 150 – 19 February 197) was a Roman usurper who was proclaimed emperor by the legions in Britain and Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula, comprising modern Spain and Portugal) after the murder of Pertinax in 193 (known as the "Year of the Five Emperors"), and who proclaimed himself emperor again in 196, before his final defeat the following year. KV 1+
RIC 7a, Sear 6144
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An AE unit struck 218 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: M OΠEΛ ΔIAΔOVMENIANOC KAI / bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NI[KOΠOΛITΩN] ΠPOC IC / Nemesis-Dikaiosyne standing facing, head left, holding scales and sceptre; wheel at feet

Diameter: 26 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.23 g
No notes for this coin
Varbanov 3725 var. (obv. leg.).
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An AR Denarius struck AD 219 (spring) in Rome
Obverse: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right

Reverse: PM TR P II COS II PP, Roma seated left on throne, holding small Victory and sceptre, shield to lower right

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 2.9 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 13
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An AR Denarius struck 219 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right

Reverse: VICTOR ANTONINI AVG, Victory walking right, holding wreath and palm branch.

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
RSC 293
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An AR Antoninianus struck 218 AD in Rome
Obverse: draped and cuirassed radiate bust right from behind; IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG

Reverse: Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm; VICTOR ANTONINI AVG

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.1 g
No notes for this coin
RSC III 289a, BMCRE V 36, RIC IV 156, cf. SRCV II 7500 (obv legend, no cuirass)
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An AR Denarius struck 220-221 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate, draped bust right from behind; IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG

Reverse: Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter; star right; LIBERTAS AVG

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.82 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 107, RSC 92a, BMC 222
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An AR Denarius struck 221-222 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate, horned, draped bust right; IMP ANTONINVS__PIVS AVG

Reverse: Elagabalus standing right, holding patera and club or cypress branch, sacrificing over lit altar, * right; SACERD DEI SOLIS ELAGAB

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.75 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 131, RSC III 246, BMCRE V 225, SRCV II 7542
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An AR Denarius struck 221-222 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate, draped and bearded bust right; IMP ANTONINVS__PIVS AVG

Reverse: Elagabalus holding branch and offering from patera over altar, star in left field; SVMMVS SACERDOS AVG

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.1 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 146, RSC III 276c, SRCV II 7549 var (horned)
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An AR Denarius struck 218-222 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG / laureate draped bust right

Reverse: VICTORIA AVG / Victory flying left, diadem in both hands, shields to sides, star in right field

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.23 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 161
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An AR Antoninianus struck AD 218-219 in Rome
Obverse: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: 7 H
Weight: 4.44 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 122; RSC 113; Sear 7491
(37) Geta
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An AR Denarius struck 201 AD in Rome
Obverse: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT

Reverse: PRINCIVVENT, Geta standing left, holdng branch & spear

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 2.9 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 15b
(38) Geta
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An AR Denarius struck AD 200 in Rome
Obverse: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: VICT AETERN, Victory hovering left, holding open wreath with both hands over shield set on base

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 5 H
Weight: 3.77 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 23; BMC 200; RSC 206; Sear 7205
(39) Geta
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An AR Denarius struck AD 200 in Rome
Obverse: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PRINC IVVENTVTIS, Geta, in military dress, standing left, holding branch and spear; behind, trophy

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 7 H
Weight: 3.7 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 18; BMC 198; Sear 7196
(40) Geta
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An AR Denarius struck 197-207 in Rome
Obverse: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: SECVRIT IMPERII. Securitas seated left, holding globe, left arm on chair.

Diameter: 17 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.52 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 20a
(41) Geta
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An AR Denarius struck 200-202 AD in Rome
Obverse: bare, draped bust right from behind; P SEPT GETA__CAES PONT

Reverse: Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae; FELICITAS__PVBLICA

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.08 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 9a, RSC III 38a
(42) Geta
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An AR Denarius struck 198-200 AD in Rome
Obverse: L SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, bareheaded draped bust right.

Reverse: FELICITAS TEMPOR, Felicitas standing left, holding short caduceus and cornucopiae

Diameter: 19.2 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.34 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 2; Sear 7174; C 44.
(43) Geta
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An AR Denarius struck 203-208 in Rome
Obverse: P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, bare-headed, draped bust right

Reverse: ROVID DEORVM, Providentia standing left, holding wand and sceptre, globe at feet

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.6 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 51, Sear 7197
(44) Geta
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An AR Denarius struck 202 in Rome
Obverse: P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, draped bust right

Reverse: PONTIF COS, Minerva standing left with spear and leaning on shield

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.8 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 34, RSC 104, BMC 446, SR 2019
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An AR Denarius struck 203 AD in Rome
Obverse: IVLIA AVGUSTA drap. bust right

Reverse: PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas standing left, holding box over altar

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 346 g

Empress of Septimius Severus

Sear 6601, RIC 156
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An AR Denarius struck 209 AD in Rome
Obverse: IVLIA AVGVSTA

Reverse: FORTUNAE FELICI, Fortuna enthroned, holding cornucopiae and resting on rudder set on globe

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 29 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 553
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An AR Denarius struck 203 AD in Rome
Obverse: draped bust right; IVLIA__AVGVSTA

Reverse: Pietas standing left, raising both hands, altar to left; PIETAS__PVBLICA

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.42 g
No notes for this coin
SRCV II 6601, RIC IV Sept Sev 574, RSC III 156
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An AR Denarius struck c. 205 AD in Rome
Obverse: draped bust right; IVLIA__AVGVSTA

Reverse: Cybele seated left between two lions, wearing towered crown, resting left arm on drum, holding branch and scepter; MATER__DEVM

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.7 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV S564; RSC III 123; BMCRE V p. 163, S51; Hunter III p. 42, S11; SRCV II 6593
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An AR Denarius struck AD 194 in Rome
Obverse: IVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped bust right

Reverse: VENERI VICTR, Venus, seen from behind standing right, leaning on column, half nude with drapery hanging low beneath her posterior, holding palm branch and apple

Diameter: 17 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 2.03 g
A rather cheeky 'reverse'! You might say that there is a slight flan 'crack'
RIC 536 (Severus); Sear 6608
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An AR Denarius struck AD 216 in Rome
Obverse: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right

Reverse: VENVS GENETRIX, Venus seated left, extending right hand and holding sceptre in left

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 1 H
Weight: 2.82 g
No notes for this coin
RIC (Caracalla) 388c; RSC 212; Sear 7106
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An AR Denarius struck AD 215-217 in Rome
Obverse: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right

Reverse: LVNA LVCIFERA, Luna, with fold of drapery floating around and above her, driving biga to left

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 1 H
Weight: 2.84 g
Julia Domna, wife of Emperor Septimius Severus, was associated with Luna Lucifera, "the light-bearing Moon", while Severus associated himself with Sol, god of the Sun. The concept of identifying themselves with Sun and Moon speaks of the eternal nature of the imperial house. On the reverse of this wonderful coin, struck during the reign of her son Caracalla, we see Luna driving a two-horse chariot (a “biga”), whilst her cloak bellows in the wind around her.
RIC 379c (Caracalla); RSC 105; Sear 7101
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An AR Denarius struck 220-222 AD in Rome
Obverse: IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right

Reverse: SAECVLI FELICITAS, Felicitas standing left, sacrificing out of a patera over a lit altar and holding a caduceus, star ini left field

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 245 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 272
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An AR Denarius struck AD 218-220 in Rome
Obverse: IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right

Reverse: SAECVLI FELICITAS, Felicitas standing left, sacrificing over lighted altar and holding long caduceus, star in right field

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 3.05 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 271; RSC 45; BMC 79; Sear 7757
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An AR Denarius struck 218-222 AD in Rome
Obverse: draped bust right; IVLIA MAESA AVG

Reverse: Pudicitia seated left, pulling veil and holding scepter; PVDICITIA

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.6 g
No notes for this coin
SRCV II 2183, RIC IV 268, BMCRE V 76, RSC III 36
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An AR Denarius struck AD 218-220 in Rome
Obverse: IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right

Reverse: FECVNDITAS AVG, Fecunditas standing left, extending her hand over a child and holding cornucopiae

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 2.77 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 249 (Elagabalus); BMCRE 61; RSC 8
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An AR Denarius struck 222 AD in Rome
Obverse: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Diademed and draped bust right

Reverse: IVNO CONSERVATRIX, Juno standing left with patera and sceptre, peacock at feet left

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 221 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 343
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An AR Denarius struck 222 AD in Rome
Obverse: draped bust right; IVLIA MAMAEA AVG

Reverse: Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter, peacock at feet left; IVNO CONSERVATRIX

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.68 g
11 Mar - 31 Dec 222 AD
RIC IV 343, RSC III 35, BMCRE VI 43, SRCV II 8212
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An AR Denarius struck 227 AD in Rome
Obverse: draped bust right; IVLIA MA_MAEA AVG

Reverse: Vesta standing left holding patera and scepter; VES_TA

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.9 g
No notes for this coin
SRCV II 8218, RSC III 85, RIC IV 362
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An AE Sestertius struck 230 AD in Rome
Obverse: draped bust right; IVLIA MAMA_EA AVGVSTA

Reverse: Felicitas seated left holding caduceus and cornucopiae; FELICI_TAS PVBLICA / S C

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 19.84 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV Sev. Alex. 679; Cohen 26, BMC 661
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An AR Denarius | Denarius Serratus struck AD 222 in Rome
Obverse: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, draped bust right

Reverse: IVNO CONSERVATRIX, diademed and veiled figure of Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre; at her feet, peacock

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 2.79 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 343 (Alexander); RSC 35; Sear 8212
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An AR Denarius struck 220 AD in Rome
Obverse: draped bust right; IVLIA PAVLA AVG

Reverse: Concordia seated left, holding patera; star to left; CONCORDIA

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 211 (Elagabalus); Thirion 452; RSC 6a
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An AR Denarius struck AD 219-220 in Rome
Obverse: IVLIA PAVLA AVG, draped bust right

Reverse: CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, holding patera in her extended right hand, resting left arm on armrest; star in left field

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 3.32 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 211 (Elagabalus); BMCRE 172; RSC 6a
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An AR Denarius struck 220 AD in Rome
Obverse: draped bust right; IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG

Reverse: Venus seated left, holding scepter, extending her hand to Cupid standing before her; VENVS CAELESTIS

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.3 g
No notes for this coin
SRCV II 7720, RIC IV 243, RSC III 14
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An AR Denarius struck 220 AD in Rome
Obverse: draped bust right; IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG

Reverse: Venus seated left, holding scepter, extending her hand to Cupid standing before her; VENVS CAELESTIS

Diameter: 18.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.87 g
No notes for this coin
SRCV II 7720, RIC IV 243, RSC III 14
(65) Macrinus
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An AR Denarius struck 217-218 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate cuirassed bust right; IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG

Reverse: Salus seated left, holding patera over altar from which a snakes rises to eat offering; SALVS PVBLICA

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.52 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 89 var. (backless chair type is listed for young bust only); RSC 116.
(66) Macrinus
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An AR Denarius struck 217-218 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG / Bust laureate, cuirassed right, seen from front

Reverse: FELICITAS TEMPORVM / Felicitas standing left, holding short caduceus and scepter

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.89 g
From the Philip Ashton Collection, ex Berk 132, 14 May 2003, lot 492.. Scarce: only five specimens in Reka Devnia hoard. EF
BM-9, RIC-62, C-19 corr. (6 Fr.)
(67) Orbiana
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An AR Denarius struck c. AD 225 in Rome
Obverse: SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed and draped bust right

Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and cornucopiae

Diameter: 21 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 2.23 g
This coin is currently listed for sale via my Ebay; https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/closer-2-heaven
RIC Severus Alexander 319; RSC 1; S 529
(68) Orbiana
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An AR Denarius struck c. AD 225 in Rome
Obverse: SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed and draped bust right

Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and cornucopiae

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: 1 H
Weight: 3.54 g
No notes for this coin
RIC Severus Alexander 319; RSC 1; S 529
(69) Pertinax
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An AR Denarius struck 193 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Head of Pertinax facing right, wearing laurel wreath

Reverse: AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II, Aequitas standing facing left, holding scales and cornucopia

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 2.69 g
Commodus was assassinated on New Year's Eve of 192 AD, Pertinax who at the time was serving as urban prefect (I suppose the comparison to modern times would be sheriff) was installed as Emperor on January 1st of 193. The Praetorian Guard (the comparison to modern times here I would say is the Secret Service) expected a large bribe for this gift and when he only paid half and tried to reform them they assassinated him, his reign lasting all of 87 days.

Thus began the "Year of Five Emperors."
RIC IV Pertinax 1a
(70) Pescennius Niger
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An AR Denarius struck AD 193-194 in Antioch
Obverse: IMP CAES PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right

Reverse: IVSTITIA AVGVSTI, Justitia (or Aequitas) standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 2.79 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 47b
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An AR Denarius struck 204 AD in Rome
Obverse: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right

Reverse: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left holding apple & palm, leaning on shield, Cupid at her feet

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
Sear 7074
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An AR Denarius struck AD 202-205 in Rome
Obverse: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTA, draped bust right

Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia standing left, holding patera and sceptre

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 3.03 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 359 (Caracalla); RSC 2; Sear 7065 var
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An AR Denarius struck 203 AD in Rome
Obverse: draped bust right; PLAVTILLA__AVGVSTA

Reverse: Pietas standing right holding scepter and child; PIETAS__AVG G

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.69 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 367, RSC III 16
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An AR Denarius struck 193 A.D. in Rome
Obverse:

Reverse:

Diameter: 17.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.92 g
AR Legionary Denarius 25
No references provided for this coin
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An AR Denarius struck 197-198 AD in Rome
Obverse: L SEP SEV PERT AVG IMP X, laureate head right

Reverse: PACI AETERNAE, Pax seated left holding olive branch in right and long scepter in left

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g

This issue was usually struck on small flans.

RIC IV 118
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An AR Denarius struck 200 AD in Rome
Obverse: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate head of Septimius Severus right

Reverse: PROVID AVGG, Providentia standing facing, head left, holding wand over globe and scepter

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 3 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 166
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An AR Denarius struck 196-197 in Rome
Obverse: L SEPT SEV PERT - AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right

Reverse: SECVRITAS PVBLICA, Securitas seated left, holding globe in right hand

Diameter: 18.5 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: -
Found West Lavington, Nr Devises, Wiltshire, early 2010s. PAS record WILT-02707A.
RIC 93
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An AR Denarius struck AD 200-201 in Rome
Obverse: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate head right

Reverse: RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Severus in military dress, standing left, sacrificing with patera over tripod-altar and holding spear

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: 1 H
Weight: 3.1 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 167a; RSC 599; Sear 6357
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An AE Sestertius struck 195-196 A.D. in Rome
Obverse: L SEP SEV PERT AVG IMP VII, laureate head right

Reverse: PM TRP III COS II PP, S-C, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and sceptre, eagle at foot left.

Diameter: 27.5 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 19.7 g

40

RIC 704
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An AR Denarius struck 194-195 AD in Emesa
Obverse: laureate head right; IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II

Reverse: Moneta holding scales and cornucopiae; MON_ET AVG

Diameter: 17 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.39 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 411a, BMCRE V 380, RSC III 330
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An AR Denarius struck 194-195 AD in Emesa
Obverse: laureate head right; IMP CAE L SEP SEV__PERT AVG COS II

Reverse: seven stars above and within a crescent; SAECVL FELICIT

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.1 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 417, RSC III 628a, BMCRE V 390 - 391
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An AR Denarius struck 195-196 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; L SEPT SEV PERT__AVG IMP VII

Reverse: Minerva standing left holding spear and shield; P M TR P III__COS II P P

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.58 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 68, RSC III 391
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An AR Denarius struck 197 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; L SEPT SEV PERT__AVG IMP VIIII

Reverse: Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae; P M TR P V__COS II P P

Diameter: 16 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.74 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 104, RSC III 442, BMCRE V 229
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An AR Denarius struck 197 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; L SEPT SEV PERT__AVG IMP VIIII

Reverse: Septimius Severus holding spear, riding a horse right; PROFE_CTIO AVG

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.85 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 106, RSC III 580
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An AR Denarius struck 199 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX

Reverse: Jupiter advancing right, aiming thunderbolt and raising hand; IOVI PRO_P_VG_NATORI

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.24 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 131, RSC III 243
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An AR Denarius struck 199 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; L SEPT SEV AVG IMP__XI PART MAX

Reverse: Mars standing right resting on shield set on top of a captive and holding spear in left hand; MARTI__VI_CTORI

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.58 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 134, RSC III 321a, BMCRE V 133
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An AR Denarius struck 201 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; SEVERVS AVG__PART MAX

Reverse: Septimius Severus military attire standing left, holding spear, sacrificing from patera over lit altar; RESTITVTOR__VRBIS

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.1 g
No notes for this coin
SRCV II 6357, RIC IV 167a, BMCRE V 194, RSC III 599
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An AR Denarius struck 201 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; SEVERVS__PIVS AVG

Reverse: Septimius, togate and veiled, standing left holding olive branch; FVNDAT_OR__PACIS

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.48 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 265, RSC III 205, SRCV II 6282
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An AR Denarius struck 206 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; SEVERVS__PIVS AVG

Reverse: Genius standing left, sacrificing out of patera over altar, holding grain ears; P M TR P XIIII__COS III P P

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.13 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 201, RSC III 475, BMCRE V 493
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An AE As struck 211 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate bust right; SEVERVS__PIVS AVG BRIT

Reverse: Victory standing right, holding vexillum with both hands, two captives seated on either sides facing each other; P M TR P XVIII COS__III P P / S__C

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 11.77 g
This "mule" was probably struck early in 211 AD accidently with old reverse die from 210 AD.
obv: RIC IV 812b; Cohen 724 // rev: RIC IV 805; BMC 200; Cohen 545
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An AR Denarius struck 195-196 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; L SEPT SEV PERT__AVG IMP VII

Reverse: Victory holding wreath and trophy; ARAB ADIAB__COS II P P

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.78 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 64, RSC III 50
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An AR Denarius struck 201 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; SEVERVS__PIVS AVG

Reverse: Septimius, togate and veiled, standing left holding olive branch; FVNDAT_OR__PACIS

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.31 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 265, RSC III 205, SRCV II 6282
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An AR Denarius struck 209 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; SEVERVS__PIVS AVG

Reverse: Neptune standing left, holding trident, right foot on rock; P M TR P XVII__COS III P P

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.84 g
No notes for this coin
RIC IV 228, RSC III 529
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An AR Denarius struck 194 - 195 AD in Emesa
Obverse: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II / laureate head right

Reverse: MONET AVG / moneta standing left holding scales & cornucopiae

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.93 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 411a
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An AR Denarius struck AD 210-211 in Rome
Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right

Reverse: VICTORIAE BRIT, Victory seated left on shield, holding shield and palm

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 3.25 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 335; RSC 731; BMCRE 61; Sear 6385; S 651C
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An AR Denarius struck 208 AD in Rome
Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG / laureate head right

Reverse: P M TR P XVI COS III P P / Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera and sceptre

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
RIC 218
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An AR Denarius struck 207 AD in Rome
Obverse: Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right, text (SEVERVS•PIVS•AVG)

Reverse: Salus seated left on throne, holding patera in right hand, sacrificing over altar, scepter in left hand, text (PM•TRP•XVI•COS•III•PP)

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
RIC IV, Part I, 221; RSC 517
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An AR Denarius struck AD 209 in Rome
Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right

Reverse: P M TR P XVII COS III P P, river god (Tyne?) reclining right, holding shell and rudder; seahorse at feet

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 1 H
Weight: 3.17 g
This rare coin has a special place in my collection, since the figure on the reverse has been said by some scholars to be the personification of the river Tyne in Northumberland, England - where I grew up. Although other sources, including RIC, identify the figure as a sea-god (Oceanus/Triton) it is suggested in RSC that: “The river-god on the reverse could easily be the Tyne in Northern Britain. Severus was on the Northern frontier in AD 209, when the coin was struck, and was engaged in repairing the wall. The fort of Arbeia (South Shields), on the south bank of the Tyne, was the supply depot for the Scottish campaigns of Severus, which commenced in 209”. Sear explains that some of the disagreement is based on there being a sea-horse and shell near the figure, which are more suitable for a sea-god. However, there may be an explanation: “During Severus’ punitive operations in Scotland, Arbeia was converted into a vast provisions base for his invasion force, the supplies coming in directly from the Northern sea instead of overland. It would thus have been entirely appropriate at this time for the river-god (Tyne) on this coin to have attributes suitable to both a river god and Oceanus”. Either way, it’s a fantastic coin and i’m very pleased to have it in my collection!
RIC 229; RSC 530; BMC 357; Sear 6347
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An AR Denarius struck AD 201 in Rome