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E-auction 392-304965 - OTACILIA SEVERA Antoninien

OTACILIA SEVERA Antoninien AU/XF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 51 €
Maximum bid : 54 €
End of the sale : 19 October 2020 14:24:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 249
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,65 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré à l’usure régulière. Joli buste. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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


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


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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