I just received this coin today:
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERMFORTVNAE REDVCIFortuna
standing left with rudder and cornucopia
It is actually darker and grayer than it appears in the photo.
Apparently, this is not a listed variety. I understand that there are many hybrids of Severan
, and this reverse type
appears on Septimius' RIC
378. So I would think it is one such hybrid
... except that the obverse legend
appears long after Septimius' death. Is such a hybrid
possible, then? The coin does not appear modern to my eyes and touch. Could it be a contemporary
forgery? It also seems to be solid silver... Can anyone help
? Thank you.