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ID number:  BIRBI-R1348
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Septimius Severus; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  196
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.10
Weight (g):  21.87
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 955. P. Meinser, Dinan, Côtes du Nord, France, 1928.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Septimius Severus, wearing laurel wreath, draped, and pronged-beard, facing r. Reverse: Septimius Severus, in military attire, on horse prancing r., raising r.; before, soldier, helmeted, standing r., head l., holding bridle in r. and vertical spear in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: L SEPT SEV PERT ΛVG IMΓ VIII (Lucius Septimius Severus Pertinax Augustus, Imperator for the Eighth Time). Reverse: …NIVI AVG FELICI-SSIMO (The Most Auspicious Return of the Emperor). In Exergue: S (S C - Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 719C

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