Coins and Antiquities Consignment Shop
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. Hanukkah Sameach! Tell them you want a coin from FORVM for Hanukkah!!!! Internet challenged? We are happy to take your order over the phone 252-646-1958. Welcome Guest. Please login or register. Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!!! Tell them you want a coin from FORVM for Christmas!!!! Internet challenged? We are happy to take your order over the phone 252-646-1958.

×Catalog Main Menu
Fine Coins Showcase

Antiquities Showcase
Recent Additions
Recent Price Reductions

Show empty categories
Shop Search
Shopping Cart
Contact Us
About Forum
Shopping at Forum
Our Guarantee
Payment Options
Shipping Options & Fees
Privacy & Security
Forum Staff
Selling Your Coins
Identifying Your Coin
FAQs
   View Categories
Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Septimius Severus| > RB56940
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Curtis Clay's unpublished die catalogue includes ten specimens of this coin, all from the same obverse die, nine of them from the same reverse die of this coin, one from a second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











Catalog current as of Saturday, December 7, 2019.
Page created in 0.343 seconds.
Panthers