Roman Empire - Antoninianus, Severina (Augusta, 270-275 n.Chr.) - Silver

Description
Roman Empire - Antoninianus, Severina (Augusta, 270-275 n.Chr.) - Silver
Extremely fine

Completely silver-plated coins.

Denomination: AE Antoninianus, silver plated.
Size: 22 mm.
Weight: 3.98 g.
Period: 274 A.D.
Minted in: Rome.
Exergue: XXIR.

Obverse: SEVERINA AVG, draped bust on crescent, head facing right with Greek crown. Severina as Augusta.
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG, harmony of the Augusti. Emperor and empress shake each other's hands.
Reference: RIC 3.

Severina was the wife of Aurelianus. Little is known about her. She might have been the daughter of Philippus I and Otacilia Severa. After the murder of Aurelianus she supposedly reigned for three months until the assumption of power by Tacitus. In 274 she was elevated to empress.

Lot details
Metal
Silver
Denomination
Antoninianus,
Year/Period and Variation
Severina (Augusta, 270-275 n.Chr.)
Condition
Extremely fine
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