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Live auction - brm_418623 - AQUILIA SEVERA Denier

AQUILIA SEVERA Denier AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:48:39
Type : Denier
Date: 220
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,67 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré avec les grènetis visibles, un peu court sur la légende au droit. Beau portrait d’Aquilia Sévéra. Joli revers de style fin, bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Elsen 74, juin 2003, n° 400 et de la collection du Docteur S

Obverse


Obverse legend : IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste drapé d'Aquilia Sévéra à droite avec les cheveux tressés, ramenés en arrière (L).
Obverse translation : “Julia Aquilia Sévéra Augusta”, (Julia Aquilia Severa augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONC-O-RDIA/ *|-.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) debout à gauche, tenant une double corne d'abondance de la main gauche et une patère de la main droite, sacrifiant au-dessus d'un autel allumé.
Reverse translation : “Concordia”, (La Concorde).

Commentary


Poids très léger.

Historical background


AQUILIA Severa

(220-222) Julia Aquilia Severa

Second and fourth wife of Elagabalus - Augusta (220/221 et 221/222)

220, Elagabalus married Aquilia Severa, a promised chastity vestal. But she was divorced soon after to be replaced by a granddaughter of Marcus Aurelius, Annia Faustina, who was married to the emperor in 221. Shortly after, Elagabalus divorced again in the summer of 221 to return with Aquilia Severa.

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