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E-auction 530-448518 - bpv_838666 - OTACILIA SEVERA Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 63 €
Maximum bid : 66 €
End of the sale : 12 June 2023 14:59:20
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: An 4
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Joli buste de Niké. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Buste drapé et diadémé d’Otacilia Sévéra à droite, les cheveux remontés en tresse sur la tête, posé sur un croissant de lune, vu de trois quarts en avant (L15).
Obverse legend : M wT SEOUHRA SE M ST.
Obverse translation : (Marcia Otacilia Severa augusta).


Reverse legend : L - .
Reverse description : Buste de Nike à droite.
Reverse legend : D.
Reverse translation : (an 4).

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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