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A silver denarius of the emperor Septimius Severus with a reverse showing Minerva in the stance of the Palladium Coin Type: Silver denarius of Septimius Severus, 193 CE - 211 CE
Mint and Date: Rome, 195 CE.
Size and Weight: 18mm, 3.3g
Obverse: L SEP SEV PERT AVG IMP VII
Laureate head right.
Reverse: (P M TR P IIII) COS II P P
Minerva, helmeted, draped to feet, standing left, holding transverse spear in right hand, round shield at left shoulder; i.e., the posture of the Palladium.
Ref: RCV (2002) —; RIC IV 68; BMCRE V p.43, 134
Provenance: cassianus (eBay), September 2003.
BW Ref: 027 033 000
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