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Otacilia Severa, Augusta February or March 244 - September or October 249 A.D.
From the issue celebrating the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Rome. Celebrations included display of many exotic animals including, it seems, a hippopotamus.
RS76152. Silver antoninianus
, RIC IV
P116b, RSC IV
63, Hunter III
10, SRCV III
9160, Choice EF
, near perfect centering and strike, much luster, excellent portrait, 4th officina
4.040g, maximum diameter
22.6mm, die axis
, 248 A.D.; obverse
AVG, draped bust
right, wearing stephane
, hair in horizontal ridges, plait up the back of head
, crescent behind shoulders; reverse SAECVLARES AVGG
(Secular games [provided by] the Emperors), hippopotamus
standing right, IIII (4th officina
) in exergue
Catalog current as of Saturday, April 20, 2019.
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