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ID number:  BIRBI-R1332
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Septimius Severus; Laodicea ad Mare
Denomination:  Denarius
Place made:  Latakia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  198
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.60
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 1348. A. H. Baldwin, 1931.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Septimius Severus, wearing laurel wreath and pronged-beard, facing r. Reverse: Two captives, bound, seated back to back, l. and r. of central trophy.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: L SEP SEVERVS PER ΛVG P M IMP XI (Lucius Septimius Severus Pertinax Augustus, Head of the College of Priests, Imperator for the Eleventh Time). Reverse: PAR AR AD TR P VI (The Parthian, the Arabian, the Adiabenican, Tribune for the Sixth Time). In Exergue: COS II F P (Consul for the Second Time, Father of the Fatherland).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 496 var.

Notes:  The reverse varies from the RIC type 496, and is the reverse type of 494B. Septimius was awarded these titles due to his victories in these areas.

3 Related People

Septimius Severus
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Laodicea ad Mare
Roman; Syrian

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