Septimius Severus Denarius

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Septimius Severus. Denarius; Septimius Severus; 193-211 AD, Rome, 197 AD, Denarius, 3.21g. BM-168, C-348 (3 Fr.), RIC-82. Obv: [L] SEPT SEV [PERT A]VG IMP VIII Head laureate r. Rx: MVNIFICEN[TIA AV]G Elephant walking r. Commemorates the games also mentioned in the Historia Augusta that were given by Severus in mid 197 prior to his departure on his second Parthian expedition. Scarce with IMP VIII on obverse: about 20 specimens in Reka Devnia hoard. On a small, thick, unround flan, typical for the mint of Rome at this time.. EF

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Septimius Severus. Denarius; Septimius Severus; 193-211 AD, Rome, 197 AD, Denarius, 3.21g. BM-168, C-348 (3 Fr.), RIC-82. Obv: [L] SEPT SEV [PERT A]VG IMP VIII Head laureate r. Rx: MVNIFICEN[TIA AV]G Elephant walking r. Commemorates the games also mentioned in the Historia Augusta that were given by Severus in mid 197 prior to his departure on his second Parthian expedition. Scarce with IMP VIII on obverse: about 20 specimens in Reka Devnia hoard. On a small, thick, unround flan, typical for the mint of Rome at this time.. EF

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