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Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
Severus was born in Leptis Magna (Khoms, Libya) in the Roman province of Africa. This type was struck to commemorate the emperor's visit to his native Africa in 207. See Leptis Magna on Wikipedia.
RS73189. Silver denarius, RIC IV 207 (S); RSC III 493; BMCRE V p. 263, 531; SRCV II 6341, VF, grainy, Rome mint, weight 3.634g, maximum diameter 19.4mm, die axis 0o
, 207 A.D.; obverse SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse P M TR P XV COS III P P, Africa
standing half right, wearing elephant skin headdress, with right holding out drapery with fruits in the fold, lion at her feet right; interesting reverse type
Catalog current as of Monday, October 23, 2017.
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