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E-auction 265-186911 - brm_393645 - OTACILIA SEVERA Antoninien

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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 71 €
Maximum bid : 78 €
End of the sale : 14 May 2018 14:14:00
bidders : 13 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 249
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,05 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire avec un très beau portrait d’Otacilia. Beau revers. Monnaie bien centrée. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°3501 du trésor de Saint-Jean d’Ardières


Obverse legend : OTACIL SEVERA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé d'Otacilia Sévéra à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant, posé sur un croissant (L15).
Obverse translation : “Otacilia Severa Augusta”, (Otacilia Sévéra augusta).


Reverse legend : PIETAS AVGVSTAE.
Reverse description : Pietas (la Piété) voilée et diadémée debout de face tournée à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant une boite à encens de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pietas Augustæ”, (La Piété de l'augusta).

Historical background



Wife of Philippus I, mother of Philippus II - Augusta

Otacilie, daughter of Severus, governor of Pannonia, married Philip around 234. Philip II, their son, was born around 237. She seems to have sympathy for Christians, who enjoyed relative security under Philip's reign before the great persecution. by Trajan Decius. Her fate after the death of her husband and son is unknown. Is she murdered or does she retreat into private life? She disappears from history.

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