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E-auction 347-261092 - SEVERUS II Quart de follis ou quart de nummus

SEVERUS II Quart de follis ou quart de nummus VF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 09 December 2019 14:26:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Quart de follis ou quart de nummus
Date: 305-306
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,02 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier bien centré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine vert clair
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FL VAL SEVERVS NOB C.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Sévère II César à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Flavius Valerius Severus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Flavien Valère Sévère très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI/ -|-// SIS.
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).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées. Titulature longue.

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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