Septimius Severus AE27 of Nikopolis ad Istrum. Hercules standing right with club, lion skin & bow, hunting (the Stymphalian birds).

Ancient Coins - Septimius Severus AE27 of Nikopolis ad Istrum.  Hercules standing right with club, lion skin & bow, hunting (the Stymphalian birds).
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Septimius Severus AE27 of Nikopolis ad Istrum. Magistrate Pollenius Auspex. AV KAI CEP CEVEHPOC. laureate head right / VPA POL AVCPIKOC NIKOPOLI PROC, Hercules standing right with club, lion skin & bow, hunting (the Stymphalian birds). Moushmov 1009-A. No.2649. VF and Rare.

As Moushmov 1013 but Hercules holds a bow. Unlisted in Verbanov.

Issued by magistrate Pollenius Auspex who evidently held office for only a short time at the beginning of Septimius~ reign, before being transferred to Britain, where he was Governor from c200 to 205 AD after the defeat of Clodius Albinus.

Auspex rates a mention by Cassius Dio:
This Auspex was the cleverest man imaginable for jokes and chit-chat, for despising all mankind, gratifying his friends, and taking vengeance on an enemy. Many bitter and witty sayings of his are reported, addressed to various persons, many even to Severus himself. Here is one of the latter kind. When the emperor was enrolled in the family of Marcus, Auspex said: ~I congratulate you, Caesar, upon finding a father,~ implying that up to that time he had been fatherless by reason of his obscure birth.

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