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brm_752499 - OTACILIA SEVERA Sesterce

OTACILIA SEVERA Sesterce AU
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Item sold on our e-shop (2023)
Price : 300.00 €
Type : Sesterce
Date: 245
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 20,21 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé d'Otacilia Severa à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (L5).
Obverse translation : "Marcia Otacilia Severa Augusta", (Marcia Otacilia Sévéra augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PIETAS AVG-G/ S|C.
Reverse description : Pietas (la Piété) voilée et diadémée, drapée debout à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant une boite à encens de la main gauche et sacrifiant au-dessus d’un autel allumé.
Reverse translation : “Pietas Augustorum”, (La Piété des augustes).

Commentary


Pour Otacilia Sévéra, nous avons trois types différents de Piété.

Historical background


OTACILIA SEVERA

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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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