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Lot # 308 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$200 / Price Realized: US$800
Septimius Severus, Divus. Antoninanus
Septimius Severus, Divus. Died 211 AD. Antoninanus, 3.92g. (7h). Rome, restored by Trajan Decius, 250-1 AD. Obv: DIVO SEVERO Radiate head of Divus Septimius Severus right. Rx: CONSECRATIO Rectangular, lighted altar with four panels on front and two steps below. RIC 96 (R2). Cohen (S. Sev.) 800 (4 Fr.). VF.

Acquired from B.A. Seaby, 18 June 1965; with the Seaby ticket handwritten by David Sear.

The rarer reverse type for Divus Septimius: no specimens in Dorchester hoard, compared to two specimens with reverse Eagle. Joaquim Blay's online die catalogue of Divi antoniniani of Trajan Decius contains 49 Eagle antoniniani of Septimius, but only 23 Altar antoniniani, including the present specimen. Septimius is one of the four key emperors in the Divi series; undervalued by Cohen at only four francs.
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