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E-auction 324-240390 - OTACILIA SEVERA Antoninien

OTACILIA SEVERA Antoninien AU/AU
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 55 €
Maximum bid : 56 €
End of the sale : 01 July 2019 14:14:00
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 247
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,23 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Beau buste d’Otacilia Sévéra. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Belle patine de collection avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M 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 : “Marcia Otacilia Severa Augusta”, (Marcia Otacilia Sévéra augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA AVGG.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) assise de face, tournée à gauche, les jambes croisées, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche ; à ses pieds un autel.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Augustorum”, (La Concorde des augustes).

Historical background


Otacilia SEVERA

(249) Marcia Otacilia Severa

Wife of Philip I, mother of Philip II - Augusta (244-249)

Otacilie, daughter of Severus, governor of Pannonia, married to Philip 234. Philippe II, their son, was born about 237. She seems to have had sympathies for Christians and they benefited relative safety during the reign of Philip before the great persecution of Trajan Decius. We do not know his fate after the death of her husband and son, she was murdered or she retired to private life, she disappears from history.

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