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E-auction 392-304968 - OTACILIA SEVERA Antoninien

OTACILIA SEVERA Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 19 October 2020 14:26:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 246-247
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,16 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière servi par une patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : IVNO CONSERVAT.
Reverse description : Junon voilée et drapée debout de face tournée à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Iuno Conservatrix”, (Junon protectrice).

Commentary


Ce type bien que de l’atelier de Rome n’est pas repris dans le classement de Jérôme Mairat (ROME VI, p. IX-X), mais devrait trouver sa place dans les émissions accompagnant la sixième émission (quatrième officine).

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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