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E-auction 309-227486 - SEVERINA Aurelianus

SEVERINA Aurelianus MS
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Estimate : 160 €
Price : 185 €
Maximum bid : 200 €
End of the sale : 18 March 2019 14:27:30
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: début - été
Date: 275
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,58 g.
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Joli revers de style fin ainsi qu’un beau buste bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise avec des reflets métalliques


Obverse legend : SEVERI-NA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Séverine à droite, posé sur un croissant, vu de trois quarts en avant (L15).
Obverse translation : “Severina Augusta”, (Séverine augusta).


Reverse legend : CONCOR-DI-AE- MILITVM/ -|-// XXI.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) drapée, debout de face regardant à gauche, tenant une enseigne militaire dans chaque main.
Reverse translation : “Concordiæ Militum”, (À la Concorde des soldats).

Historical background


(+ After 275) Ulpia Severina

Aurélien woman - Augusta (274-275)

Séverine, who received the title in augusta 274, survived her husband Aurelian assassinated by a conspiracy of palace. A three-month interregnum ensued during which it could be that Séverine has continued to routine matters with the help of the Senate. Coinage Séverine is too large compared to her husband for a period between the end of 274, when the reform also shorter, and the death of Aurelian.

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