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RIC VI, SERDICA 24, SEVERUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA B

  

OBVERSE

IMPCFLVALSEVERVSPFAVG [IMP C FL VAL SEVERVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOPOPV-L-IROMANI [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae. B in right field. •SM•SD• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Β. RIC lists officinae Δ and Є (p. 497). General note about this issue from p. 489: "Rare for the Augusti, and very rare for the Caesars, this was evidently a small issue. The Genius type continues unchanged from Group II. Ali five officinae are evidenced, though no more than two for any one variety. Galerius and Maximinus, with continuation of former status, have legends of medium length: for Severus and Constantine, the new Augustus and Caesar, the forms arr long".

NOTES

Weight 8.91 g. Coin sold on Harlan J. Berk The Buy or Bid Sale 197 (lot 414) in April 2016 for $550.

Other specimens:

- sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 106 (no. 742) in November 2001 for DEM 300; weight 10.63 g [click for picture];

- sold on Agora Auctions Sale 69 (lot 280) in September 2017 $234; weight 8.54 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski