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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Septimius Severus| > BB15572
Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., "Limes" Denarius
|Septimius| |Severus|, |Septimius| |Severus,| |9| |April| |193| |-| |4| |February| |211| |A.D.,| |"Limes"| |Denarius|, The origin and purpose of the bronze "limes" denarii is uncertain. They may have been a token currency used only along the borders of the Empire. They may have been illegal counterfeits with a now long gone thin silver wash.
BB15572. Bronze limes denarius, cf. RIC IV 497a Laodicea (silver denarius, official, Laodicea mint, c. 198 A.D.), VF, uncertain mint, weight 2.164g, maximum diameter 18.6mm, die axis 0o, obverse L SEP SEVERVS PER AVG P M IMP XI, laureate head right; reverse SALVTI AVGG, Salus seated left, with patera in right hand feeding snake coiled around altar; SOLD











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