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Herennius Etruscus, Early 251 - First Half of June 251 A.D., Overstruck on Severus Alexander Denarius
This antoninianus, or double denarius, was overstruck on an older Severus Alexander denarius, earning 100% profit for the imperial treasury. The inscription and face of Severus Alexander from the older coin are clearly visible. This is the clearest undertype on any overstruck Roman coin we have handled.
SH71302. Silver antoninianus, RIC IV Decius 149, RSC IV 38, Hunter III 2, SRCV III 9526, gVF, overstruck, toned, open edge crack, Rome mint, weight 3.071g, maximum diameter 22.7mm, die axis 180o
, as caesar, 250 - early 251 A.D.; obverse Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, radiate and draped bust right, from behind; undertype effects: M AVR[EL] SEV AL above, face of Severus Alexander on cheek; reverse SPES PVBLICA (the hope of the public), Spes walking left, flower in right hand, raising fold of robe with left; undertype effects: obscure inscription below; extraordinarily clear obverse undertype, as such extremely rare
Catalog current as of Saturday, August 24, 2019.
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