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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Septimius Severus| > SH72651
Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
After suffering heavy losses since invading Scotland in 208, in 210, Septimius Severus sent his son Caracalla to systematically wipe out and torture the Scots into submission.
SH72651. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 794a (R), BMCRE V 181, Cohen IV 554, SRCV II 6429, VF/F, excellent style, beautiful green patina, centered, weak reverse, Rome mint, weight 23.055g, maximum diameter 32.8mm, die axis 0o, 210 A.D.; obverse L SEPT SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse P M TR P XVIII COS III P P, Annona seated right, holding bundle of grain stalks; prow left before her and small winged figure (Eros?) at her feet, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; the reverse is a bit better in hand; rare; SOLD

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