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brm_639690 - OTACILIA SEVERA Antoninien

OTACILIA SEVERA Antoninien AU/XF
65.00 €(Approx. 76.70$ | 55.90£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 245
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,33 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli buste. Frappe plus brouillée au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Guercheville

Obverse


Obverse legend : MARCIA 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 Severa augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PVDICITIA AVG.
Reverse description : Pudicitia (la Pudeur) voilée et drapée assise à gauche, tenant son voile de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pudicitia Augustæ”, (La Pudeur 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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