AR Denarius of Septimius Severus 193-211 AD., LIBERTAS AVGG - Libertas holding pileus & vindicta, Laodicea mint, RIC IV 507

Ancient Coins - AR Denarius of Septimius Severus 193-211 AD., "LIBERTAS AVGG - Libertas holding pileus & vindicta", Laodicea mint, RIC IV 507
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Reign

Lucius Septimius Severus 193-211 AD.

Denomination

AR Denarius

Date Struck

198-202 AD.

Mint

Laodicea ad Mare (Syria)

Obverse

L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head right

Reverse

LIBERTAS AVGG, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and vindicta

Weight

3.16 grams

Diameter

20/19 mm

Reference

RIC IV 507; RSC 306

Grade

Very fine, well centered

Comments


According to A Dictionary of Ancient Roman Coins by John Melville Jones, “Libertas”, the vindicta, which Libertas carries, was “the rod with which a slave was touched during the ceremony of manumission or liberation” .


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