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E-auction 554-485646 - brm_596409 - OTACILIA SEVERA Antoninien

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Estimate : 70 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 38 €
End of the sale : 27 November 2023 14:23:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 247
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,65 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli buste. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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 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



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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