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E-auction 404-316028 - brm_611249 - SEVERUS II Follis ou nummus

SEVERUS II Follis ou nummus AU/AU
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 115 €
Maximum bid : 141 €
End of the sale : 11 January 2021 14:11:30
bidders : 13 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 305-306
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,50 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,12 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée, superbe portrait, joli revers, patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FL VAL SEVERVS NOBIL CAES.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Sévère II César à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Flavius Valerius Severus Nobilissimus Caesar", (Flavien Valère Sévère très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO POPV-L-I ROMANI// HTB.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) debout à gauche, nu, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, coiffé du modius, tenant une patère de la main droite et de la gauche une corne d'abondance.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple romain).

Historical background


SEVERE II

(1/05/305-07/307) Flavius Valerius Severus

Caesar (1/05/305-25/07/306)

Severus II was appointed Caesar May 1 305. After the death of Constantius, he became automatically august, but was challenged by Constantine and Maxentius. He went to Italy in the early 307 but was besieged in Ravenna Maximian Hercules came to rescue his son Maxentius. He went to Maximian provided have saved lives and was then executed.

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