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Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Barbaric Imitative
Tribal peoples outside the Empire struck coinage imitative of Roman types beginning in the second century B.C. and continued to strike imitative types even after the Western Empire ceased to exist. Several official issues used this reverse type, but the style is exotic and crude. These legends were never used on any official issues.
RS90386. Silver denarius
, for possible prototype: cf. RIC IV
516, RSC III
719, BMCRE V
678 (Roman official, Laodicea
ad Mare mint, 198 - 202 A.D.), gVF, fantastic unofficial style
, frosty surfaces, tribal mint, weight
2.520g, maximum diameter
17.9mm, die axis
, c. 198 - 210 A.D.; obverse
S VERVS - AVGVSTVS
P, laureate head
TR - PO CO VIII
VICTO AVG, Victory
ascending left, open wreath
in both hands
, round shield
on a low base at feet on left; $100.00
Catalog current as of Sunday, October 22, 2017.
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