AR Denarius of Septimius Severus 193-211 AD., Africa, lion at her feet, Rome mint, RIC IV 207a (R) rare

Ancient Coins - AR Denarius of Septimius Severus 193-211 AD., "Africa, lion at her feet", Rome mint, RIC IV 207a (R) rare
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Reign

Lucius Septimius Severus 193-211 AD.

Denomination

AR Denarius

Date Struck

207 AD.

Mint

Rome

Obverse

SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right

Reverse

P M TR P XV COS III P P, Africa standing right, wearing elephant's skin headdress, holding snake(?) or short scepter(?) in extended left hand; lion at her feet right

Weight

2.90 grams

Diameter

19/17 mm

Reference

RIC IV 207a (R) rare; RSC 493a; BMCRE 530

Grade

Very fine, mint luster, rare

Comments

Rare and interesting reverse type issued from Severus, which commemorate the emperor's visit to his native Africa in 207 AD. . Severus was born in Leptis Magna.

Ancient Coins - AR Denarius of Septimius Severus 193-211 AD.,
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