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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Septimius Severus| > RB56940
Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
|Septimius| |Severus|, |Septimius| |Severus,| |9| |April| |193| |-| |4| |February| |211| |A.D.|, Minted in Rome in A.D. 204 to celebrate the Ludi Saeculares, a religious celebration, involving sacrifices and theatrical performances, held in ancient Rome for three days and nights to mark the end of a saeculum and the beginning of the next. A saeculum, supposedly the longest possible length of human life, was roughly 110 years. Septimus selected Liber and Hercules, his hometown gods, as the patrons of his games.

Curtis Clay's unpublished die catalogue includes ten specimens of this coin, all from the same obverse die, nine of them from the same reverse die of this coin, one from a second reverse die.
RB56940. Copper as, RIC IV 764A, Cohen IV 106, gF, rough but a rare type, Rome mint, weight 9.930g, maximum diameter 25.4mm, die axis 0o, 204 A.D.; obverse SEVERVS PIVS AVG P M TR P XII, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse COS III LVD SAEC FEC, on cippus in center; Bacchus on left, standing right, kantharos in right, thyrsos in left, panther at feet; Hercules on right, standing left, club in right, lion-skin in left, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; very rare (R2); SOLD











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