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I am struggling with an denarius of Septimius Severus from Laodicea-ad-Mare (that's in case you hadn't guessed from the title of the post!).

Obv:- L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IM VII(I? it may be there and I just can't see it!), Laureate head right.
Rev:- I(OVI - I)N-VICT, Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and sceptre

I have found a Cohen reference (239) for IOVI INVICTO for IMP VIII bit I can't see the 3rd I on the obverse, though I know it may be there and I cannot make out the O on the reverse legend and can't see the space for it. Here is an image of the coin with a more detailed reverse picture. I would appreciate any comments as to whether the letters are there that I am not seeing.


An the more detailed reverse:-

My mind tells me there's an O there that appears shadowy like the T next to it ... I have some better software on my other computer, let me take a closer look.

Thanks RD. If that is an O then it seems to run into the staff to my eyes and be of a different scale to the other letters in the legend. I have stared at this an I cannot see the wood for the trees any more.

Is this what you see?


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