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RIC Volume IV, Part I - Septimius Severus (193-211)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 193-194 (?), Rome
IMP CAE . L . SEP SEV-PERT . AVG
Laureate head right
FIDEI LE_G T_R P COS
Fides standing facing, head left, Victory in right hand, vexillum in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.01g
RIC IV, Part I, 1 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 193-194, Rome, 7th Legion Issue
IMP CAE L SEP-SEV PERT AVG
Laureate head right
LE_G-VII-CL
Legionary eagle left between two standards
TR P COS in exergue
17mm, 2.47g
RIC IV, Part I, 10 (S)

Note: LEG VII = Legion VII Claudia, stationed in Viminacium since reign of Vespasian or Domitian.


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 193-194, Rome, 8th Legion Issue
IMP CAE . L . SEP S_EV PERT AVG
Laureate head right
LEG-V_III-AVG .
Legionary eagle left between two standards
TR P COS in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 2.98g
RIC IV, Part I, 11 (S)

Note: Interesting transitional portraiture, based on Clodius Albinus, before the official, and very distinctive, portraiture for Septimius Severus was known to the celators.

Note: LEG VIII = Legion VIII Augusta, stationed in Argentorate (modern day Straatsburg, Germany) since 70 AD under Vespasian.


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 193-194, Rome, 14th Legion Issue
IMP CAE L SEP SEV-PERT AVG
Laureate head right
LEG XIIII GEM M V
Legionary eagle left between two standards
TR P COS in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 3.06g
RIC IV, Part I, 14 (S)

Note: LEG XIIII = Legion XIIII Gemina, stationed in Carnuntum (modern day border between Germany and Austria) since 117 AD under Hadrian.


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 193-194, Rome, 14th Legion Issue
IMP . CAE . L . SEP . S_EV PERT AVG
Laureate head right
LEG XIIII-G_EM-M-V
Legionary eagle left between two standards
TR P COS in exergue
17mm x 19mm, 2.56g
RIC IV, Part I, 14 (S)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 193-194, Rome, 14th Legion Issue
IMP CAE L SEP-SEV PERT AVG
Laureate head right
LEG XIIII GEM M V
Legionary eagle left between two standards
TR P COS in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.86g
RIC IV, Part I, 14 (S)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 193-194, Rome
IMP CAE L SEP-SEV PERT AVG
Laureate head right
VICT A_VG . TR P COS
Victory advancing left, wreath in right hand, palm in left
18mm x 19mm, 2.68g
RIC IV, Part I, 22 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 193-194, Rome
IMP CAE L SEP S_EV PERT AVG
Laureate head right
VIRT A_VG T_R P COS
Virtus, helmeted, standing facing, head left, Victory in right hand, reversed vertical spear in left
17mm x 19mm, 2.52g
RIC IV, Part I, 24 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 194, Rome
L SEPT SEV PE_RT AVG IMP III
Laureate head right
LIBERO-PATRI
Liber (Bacchus), nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, standing facing, head left, thyrsus in left hand, oenochoe in right hand over panther at feet facing left, right forepaw raised
18mm x 19mm, 3.58g
RIC IV, Part I, 32 (S)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 194-195, Rome
L SEPT SEV PERT-AVG IMP IIII
Laureate head right
APOLLINI AV_GVSTO
Apollo standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, lyre in left
17mm x 19mm, 2.58g
RIC IV, Part I, 40 (S)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 473, September 2005


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 195, Rome
L SEPT SEV PERT-AVG IMP V
Laureate head right
PART ARAB PART ADAIB
Bound Arab and Adiabene captives seated back to back on shields
COS II P P in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.21g
RIC IV, Part I, 62 (S)

Note: The reverse type commemorates the victories over Arabia and Adiabene of the Parthian Empire.


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 196-197, Rome
[L SEP]T SEV PE_RT AVG [IMP VIII]
Laureate head right
F_ORTVNAE-R_EDVCI
Fortuna seated left, rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left, wheel under chair
16mm x 17mm, 2.40g
RIC IV, Part I, 78a (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 473, September 2005


Septimius Severus, Fourree Denarius, 196-197, Rome
L SEPT SEV PERT-[AVG IMP VIII]
Laureate head right
P M TR P V-COS II P P
Genius standing facing, head left, patera in right hand over lit alter at left, corn ears in left hand
16mm x 18mm, 1.98g
RIC IV, Part I, 87 (S) for official issue
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 473, September 2005


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 197, Rome
L SEPT SEV PERT-AVG IMP VIIII
Laureate head right
MVNIFICENTIA AVG
Elephant walking right
17mm, 3.26g
RIC IV, Part I, 100 (S)

Note: The reverse was issued for games held in Rome prior to departure for the second Parthian campaign.


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 197, Rome
L SEPT SEV PERT-AVG IMP VIIII
Laureate head right
MVNIFICENTIA AVG
Elephant walking right
16mm x 17mm, 2.74g
RIC IV, Part I, 100 (S)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 197, Rome
L SEPT SEV PERT-AVG [IMP VIIII]
Laureate head right
P M TR P V-COS II P P
Fortuna standing left, rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left
16mm x 17mm, 2.33g
RIC IV, Part I, 104 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 473, September 2005


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 197, Rome
L SEPT SEV PER[T-AVG] IMP VIIII
Laureate head right
PROFEC_TI_O AVG
Emperor on horseback prancing right, spear pointing forward in both hands
17mm x 18mm, 2.02g
RIC IV, Part I, 106 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 197, Rome
L SEPT SEV PERT-AVG IMP VIIII
Laureate head right
PROFE_C_TIO AVG
Emperor on horseback prancing right, spear pointing forward in both hands
15mm x 17mm, 3.06g
RIC IV, Part I, 106 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 197-198, Rome
L SEPT SEV PERT-AVG IMP X
Laureate head right
P M TR P VI-COS II P P
Sol, radiate, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, standing left, right hand raised, whip in left
16mm x 17mm, 3.37g
RIC IV, Part I, 117 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 197-198, Rome
L SEPT SEV PERT-AVG IMP X
Laureate head right
PACI-AE_T_ERNAE
Pax seated left, holding branch upward in right hand, scepter in left
17mm, 2.54g
RIC IV, Part I, 118 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 197-198, Rome
L SEPT SEV PE_RT AVG IMP X
Laureate head right
VICT AVG_G-[COS II P P]
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
15mm x 16mm, 2.38g
RIC IV, Part I, 120c (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 473, September 2005


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 198-200, Rome
L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI-PART MAX
Laureate head right
VIRT-AVGG
Virtus standing left, Victory in right hand, spear in left and resting left hand on shield
20mm, 3.23g
RIC IV, Part I, 145a (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 200, Rome
SEVERVS AVG-PART MAX
Laureate head right
P M T_R P VIII-COS II-P P
Victory advancing left, wreath in both hands over shield set on low base at left
18mm x 19mm, 3.02g
RIC IV, Part I, 150 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 200-201, Rome
SEVERVS AVG-PART MAX
Laureate head right
PROVID-AVGG
Providentia standing facing, head left, wand in right hand over globe, scepter in left
19mm x 20mm, 3.12g
RIC IV, Part I, 166 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 200-201, Rome
SEVERVS AVG-PART MAX
Laureate head right
PROVID-AVGG
Providentia standing facing, head left, wand in right hand over globe, scepter in left
18mm x 20mm, 3.05g
RIC IV, Part I, 166 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 200-201, Rome
SEVERVS AVG-PART MAX
Laureate head right
VIRT-AVGG
Virtus standing left, Victory in right hand, vertical spear in left and resting left hand on shield
17mm x 19mm, 2.86g
RIC IV, Part I, 171a (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, Later 201, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
PART MAX P-M TR P VIIII
Trophy flanked by two abject seated Parthian captives
17mm x 19mm, 3.34g
RIC IV, Part I, 176 (C)

Note: The reverse commemorates the victory over Parthia.


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, Later 201, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
PART MAX P-M-TR P VIIII
Trophy flanked by two abject seated Parthian captives
18mm x 19mm, 2.32g
RIC IV, Part I, 176 (C)

Note: Appears to contain more base metal than usual.


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 205, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
P M TR P XIII-COS III P P
Roma standing left, Victory in right hand, reversed spear in left
17mm x 19mm, 2.90g
RIC IV, Part I, 197 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 206, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
P M TR P XIIII COS III P P
Genius, nude, standing facing, head left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar at left, grain ears in left hand
18mm x 20mm, 3.76g
RIC IV, Part I, 201 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 207, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
P M TR P XV-COS III P P
Africa, wearing elephant-skin headdress, standing facing in long robes, head right, left arm raised and holding out fold of robe, leopard (?) skin draped across arm, lion standing right behind
19mm x 20mm, 3.32g
RIC IV, Part I, 207A (R)

Note: RIC describes the reverse as "holding snake (?)". I believe this is simply the same pose as on RIC 253 with holding out fold of robe.


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 207, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
P M TR P XV COS III P P
Trophy flanked by seated captive to left and standing captive at right
18mm x 19mm, 3.35g
RIC IV, Part I, 214 (S)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 207, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
P M TR P XV-COS III P P
Victory standing right, left foot on stool or box, inscribing shield set on palm
18mm x 20mm, 3.20g
RIC IV, Part I, 211 (C)
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 113, Lot 475, May 2005

Note: RIC describes Victory with foot on globe


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 208, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
P M TR P XVI-COS III P P
Salus seated left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit and garlanded altar at left, scepter in left hand
18mm x 19mm, 3.56g
RIC IV, Part I, 221 (C)
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 121, Lot 242, September 2005


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 209, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
P M TR P XVII-COS III P P
Jupiter, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and spread behind, standing facing, head left, thunderbolt in right hand, vertical scepter in left, child at feet on either side, standing facing inward with hands raised
19mm x 21mm, 3.58g
RIC IV, Part I, 226 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 209, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
P M TR P XVII COS III P P
Salus enthroned left, feeding snake from patera in right hand, left arm resting on chair
19mm x 20mm, 2.98g
RIC IV, Part I, 230 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 209, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
P M TR P XVII COS III P P
Salus enthroned left, feeding snake from patera in right hand, left arm resting on chair
19mm, 3.50g
RIC IV, Part I, 230 (C)


Septimius Severus, AV Aureus, 210, First Issue, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
P M TR P XVIII COS III P P
Victory advancing right, trophy over shoulder in left hand, leading nude figure with billowing cloak with right hand
20.5mm, 7.24g
RIC IV, Part I, 237 (R2); Calico 2517 (same dies)
Ex Harlan Berk
Image courtesy Lawrence Woolslayer collection


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 210, Second Issue, Rome
SEVERVS PIVS-AVG BRIT
Laureate head right
P M TR P XVIII-COS III P P
Jupiter standing facing, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and spread behind, head left, thunderbolt in right hand, vertical scepter in left, child on either side looking up and raising hand
18mm x 19mm, 3.33g
RIC IV, Part I, 240 (C)
Ex Paul DiMarzio Collection; Ex Ancient Resource, VCoins, September 2006


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 210, Second Issue, Rome
SEVERVS PIVS-AVG BRIT
Laureate head right
P M TR P XVIII-COS III P P
Neptune standing left, nude but for chlamys draped over left shoulder, hanging behind and falling across right arm, right foot on rock, trident in left hand
18mm x 19mm, 3.28g
RIC IV, Part I, 241 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 210, Second Issue, Rome
SEVERVS PIVS-AVG BRIT
Laureate head right
P M TR P XVIII-COS III P P
Salus seated left, right hand empty, snake coiled up around throne
18mm x 19mm, 2.73g
RIC IV, Part I, 242 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 211, Rome
SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT
Laureate head right
P M TR P XIX-COS III P P
Neptune standing left, nude but for chlamys over both shoulders, right arm resting on right leg with foot on rock, vertical trident in left
18mm x 19mm, 2.97g
RIC IV, Part I, 244 (C)
Ex Paul DiMarzio Collection; Ex Rutten & Wieland, VCoins, November 2006


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 202, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
ADVE_N_TVS AVG_G
Severus on horseback left, right hand raised in imperial gesture, spear in left, preceded by soldier advancing left, head right, leading horse, column in background
18mm x 19mm, 3.61g
RIC IV, Part I, 248 (S)

Note: The reverse type commemorates the return of the royal family to Rome after the second Eastern campaign. RIC does not describe the column in the background representing the arrival in Rome, so I do not know if this is a variant for this reverse type or if the column is expected.


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 202-210, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
AFR_ICA
Africa, wearing elephant-skin headdress, standing facing in long robes, head right, left arm raised and holding out fold of robe, leopard (?) skin draped across arm, lion standing right behind
18mm x 19mm, 1.84g
RIC IV, Part I, 253 (S)

Note: I bought this coin as a fourree, without having taken it out of the holder it was in. A fourree would seem to be supported by the light weight and scattered dark areas, however, in hand the coin does not give the impression of being a fourree. If this is an ancient forgery, the celator really did a phenomenal job with the reverse. It is far more detailed and artistic than every example I could find on-line and stylistically it's dead on for an official product.


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 202-210, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
AFRICA
Africa, wearing elephant-skin headdress, reclining left against rock, scorpion in right hand, cornucopiae in left, basket of corn ears at left
18mm x 19mm, 2.06g
RIC IV, Part I, 254 (S)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 202-210, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
FELICIT_AS AVGG
Felicitas standing facing, head left, caduceus upward in right hand, cornucopiae in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.34g
RIC IV, Part I, 261 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 202-210, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
FORTVNA-REDVX
Fortuna seated left, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left, wheel under chair
18mm x 20mm, 2.57g
RIC IV, Part I, 264a (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 473, September 2005


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 202-210, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
FVNDATOR-PACIS
Septimius Severus, veiled, standing facing, head left, branch upward in right hand, roll in left
18mm x 19mm, 2.97g
RIC IV, Part I, 265 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 202-210, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
FVNDAT_OR-PACIS
Septimius Severus, veiled, standing facing, head left, branch upward in right hand, roll in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.41g
RIC IV, Part I, 265 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 202-210, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
FVNDAT_OR-PACIS
Septimius Severus, veiled, standing facing, head left, branch upward in right hand, roll in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.45g
RIC IV, Part I, 265 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 202-210, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
INDVLGENTIA AVGG
Dea Celestis riding right on lion, thunderbolt in right hand, scepter in left, waters gushing from rocks and flowing below
IN CARTH in exergue
18mm x 21mm, 3.11g
RIC IV, Part I, 266 (C)
Ex Dean Langenfeld Collection


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 202-210, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
RESTITVTOR-VRBIS
Roma seated left on shield, palladium in right hand, scepter in left
18mm x 20mm, 2.86g
RIC IV, Part I, 288 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 473, September 2005


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 202-210, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
VICT PART-MAX
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, long palm in left over shoulder
18mm x 19mm, 3.28g
RIC IV, Part I, 295 (C)
Ex Keith Emmett Collection; Ex M & R, April 1997


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 202-210, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
VICT - PART - MAX
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, long palm in left over shoulder
18mm x 19mm, 2.74g
RIC IV, Part I, 295 (C)

Note: Interesting use of hyphens on the reverse to assist the celator in spacing the legend properly.


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 202-210, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
VOTA SVS_CEPTA XX
Emperor, veiled, standing left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar at left
18mm x 19mm, 3.19g
RIC IV, Part I, 308 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 202-210, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
VOTA SVSCEPT_A XX
Septimius Severus, veiled, standing right, scroll (?) in left hand, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar at center; lictor at right, bareheaded, wand in left hand, flute-player in center
18mm x 20mm, 3.26g
RIC IV, Part I, 309 (R)

Note: RIC describes the reverse figure on the right as Caracalla, however in the footnote Cohen describes the right figure as a lictor and the center figure as Concordia. I would propose the flute-player is correct, based on the figure playing a double-piped flute and the lictor correct from the standpoint of the height of the center and right figures with respect to Severus. It is common in ancient numismatic art for the celator to show the senior augustus or the ranking figure demonstrably larger than the junior or subordinate role figure(s).

Interestingly enough, RIC IV, Part I, 181 under Caracalla a rare denarius with this same legend and reverse exists, minted during the same period. That piece has an obverse legend of ANTONINVS PIVS AVG and RIC describes the coin as the same reverse, but footnotes the veiled figure on the left is probably Caracalla and the figure on the right is an attendant. Since Caracalla would have been ruling jointly with Septimius Severus as augustus when this coin was minted, the bare-headed figure on the right can hardly be Caracalla.

Notes from Curtis Clay on April 27, 2006: "My plaster casts show four rev. dies of this type for Septimius, on three of which the sacrificing emperor clearly has a long beard, so it's Septimius not Caracalla. On the fourth die, which is this piece, a beard might also be intended, but it's not certain. For Caracalla my casts similarly show four rev. dies of the type, all with a beardless sacrificing emperor, so Caracalla himself, and no die matches with the coins of Septimius. This variation of including or omitting the beard of course shows that the type was intentionally struck for both emperors."


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 193-211, Alexandria
IMP CAE L SEP-SEV PERT AVG
Laureate head right
APOLLINI-AV_GVSTO
Apollo standing left, patera in right hand, lyre in left
16mm x 18mm, 2.60g
RIC IV, Part I, 345 (R)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 193-211, Alexandria
IMP CAE L S_EP SEV PERT AV_G
Laureate head right
ET-I-A II
Roma (?) seated left, palladium in right hand, transverse scepter in left
17mm x 18mm, 2.69g
RIC IV, Part I, 348 (R3)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 194-195, Emesa
IMP CAE L SEP SE_V PERT AVG COS II
Laureate head right
BONI E_V_ENTVS
Bonus Eventus standing left, basket of fruit in right hand, corn ears in left
17mm x 19mm, 2.95g
RIC IV, Part I, 369 (S)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 194-195, Emesa
IMP CAE L SEP SE_V PERT AVG COS II
Laureate head right
BONI-EV_ENTVS
Bonus Eventus standing left, basket of fruit in right hand, corn ears in left
17mm x 19mm, 3.24g
RIC IV, Part I, 369 (S)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 194-195, Emesa
IMP CAE L . SEP SE .V PERT AVG COS II
Laureate head right
C_ERER-FRVG
Ceres standing left, corn ears in right hand, torch in left
19mm x 20mm, 3.04g
RIC IV, Part I, 370 (S)

Note: Unusual use of pellets in the obverse legend


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 194-195, Emesa
IMP CAE L SEP SEV-PERT AVG COS II
Laureate head right
FORTVN-R_EDVC
Fortuna standing facing, head left, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left
18mm, 2.57g
RIC IV, Part I, 377 (S)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 194-195, Emesa
IMP CAE L SEP SE_V PERT AVG COS II
Laureate head right
FORTVN-R_EDVC
Hilaritas standing left, long palm in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.08g
RIC IV, Part I, 383 (S)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 194-195, Emesa
IMP CAE L SEP SE_V PERT AVG COS I_I
Laureate head right
INVICTO IMP .
Trophy and arms
18mm x 19mm, 3.18g
RIC IV, Part I, 389 (S)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 194-195, Emesa
IMP CAE L SEP EV-PERT AVG COS II
Laureate head right
S_P Q R OPTIMO PBINCIPI
Severus on horseback pacing left, spear in right hand
18mm x 19mm, 3.37g
RIC IV, Part I, 415 (R)
Ex Hans M.F. Schulman Auction, January 24, 1959

Note: The obverse legend is missing the S in SEV. The reverse misspelling of PRINCIPI is noted from other examples


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 194-195, Emesa
IMP CAE L SEP SEV-PERT AVG COS II
Laureate head right
V_I_C_T AVG
Victory advancing right, trophy in both hands
16mm x 17mm, 3.32g
RIC IV, Part I, 422 (S)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 194, Emesa
IMP CAE L SEP SE_V PERT AVG COS II
Laureate head right
VICT_OR-AVG
Victory advancing left, wreath in right hand, palm in left
17mm x 18mm, 2.86g
RIC IV, Part I, 425

Note: Although the obverse legend appears to be COS I, it is actually COS II and the S has been engraved over the first I. Barry Murphy studied the coin and noted the portrait style is inconsistent with COS I types and found the over-engraving under a microscope.


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 194-195, Emesa
IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II
Laureate head right
VIRTV_T_E AVG
Virtus standing right, spear in right hand, parazonium in left
18mm x 19mm, 2.60g
RIC IV, Part I, 431 (S)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 195, Emesa
IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II
Laureate head right
TR P III IMP V COS GI
Arabian/Adiabenian captive, wearing peaked cap, head propped on left hand, right hand on ground, pile of arms in background, scimitar in exergue
16mm x 17mm, 3.01g
RIC IV, Part I, 432 (S)

Note: RIC notes this issue with COS II on the reverse sometimes engraved GI or FI. The reverse type celebrates the victorious campaign against Arabia and Adiabene.


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 194, Laodicea ad Mare (Old Style)
L SEPT SEV P_ERET AVG IMP I_I
Laureate head right
IOVI VI_C_TORI
Jupiter seated left, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
18mm x 19mm, 2.77g
RIC IV, Part I, 454v (S for type); BMCRE 431

Note: Variant for reverse legend - IOVI VICT expected and obverse legend - PERTE expected


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 196-197, Laodicea ad Mare
L SEPT SEV PE_RT AVG IMP VII_I
Laureate head right
M_ONET-AVG
Moneta standing left, modius on head, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 19mm, 2.57g
RIC IV, Part I, 484a (S)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 196-197, Second Group, New Style, Laodicea ad Mare
L SEPT SEV PERT-AVG IMP VIII
Laureate head right
PR_OVIDE_NTIA AVG
Providentia standing facing, head left, wand in right hand pointing downward, scepter in left, globe at feet to left
18mm x 20mm, 3.65g
RIC IV, Part I, 491(a) (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 196-197, Second Group, New Style, Laodicea ad Mare
L SEPT SEV PERT-AVG IMP VIII
Laureate head right
PRO_VIDEN_TIA AVG
Providentia standing facing, head left, wand in right hand pointing downward, scepter in left, globe at feet to left
19mm, 3.61g
RIC IV, Part I, 491(a) (C)
Ex Tony Hardy Collection


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 197, Second Group, New Style, Laodicea ad Mare
L SEPT SEV PERT-AVG IMP VIIII
Laureate head right
P M TR P-V-COS II P P
Sol, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, standing facing, radiate head left, right hand raised, vertical whip in left
18mm x 20mm, 2.76g
RIC IV, Part I, 492 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 197, Laodicea ad Mare
L SEPT SEV PERT-AVG IMP VIIII
Laureate head right
PROFEC_TIO AVG
Emperor on horseback, riding right, spear in right hand
18mm x 20mm, 2.66g
RIC IV, Part I, 494 (S)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 473, September 2005


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 198, Laodicea ad Mare
L SEP SEVERVS PER-AVG P M IMP XI
Laureate head right
PAR AR AD-TR-P-VI COS II P P
Victory advancing left, wreath in right hand, palm in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.14g
RIC IV, Part I, 495 (S)

Note: Refers to the victories over the Parthians, Arabs and Adiabenians, achieved in AD 194-198, as part of the overall campaign against the Parthians.


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 198-202, Laodicea ad Mare
L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX
Laureate head right
AEQVITA_T_I AVGG
Aequitas standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 19mm, 3.45g
RIC IV, Part I, 500 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 198-202, Laodicea ad Mare
L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX
Laureate head right
MARTI-VI_CTORI
Mars standing facing, helmeted head right, reversed vertical spear in left hand, right hand resting on shield set on head of seated captive at left
18mm x 20mm, 3.60g
RIC IV, Part I, 509 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 198-202, Laodicea ad Mare
L-SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX
Laureate head right
MONET_A-AVGG
Moneta seated left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 18mm, 2.35g
RIC IV, Part I, 510a (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 198-200, Laodicea ad Mare
L SEPT SEV AVG I_MP XI PART MA_X
Laureate head right
VICT P_AR_T_HIC_AE
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, trophy in left over shoulder, Parthian captive left at feet looking up right
17mm x 18mm, 3.24g
RIC IV, Part I, 514 (C)


Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 198-202, Laodicea ad Mare
L SEPT SEV AVG IM_P XI PART MAX
Laureate head right
VICT P_AR_T_HICAE
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, trophy over shoulder in left, bound Parthian captive seated on ground at left, looking up to right
19mm, 3.10g
RIC IV, Part I, 514

Note: RIC 514, except only listed for all issues in this series with Victory holding wreath and palm - possibly an error in the description in RIC?


Julia Domna, AR Denarius, 193-196, Rome
IVLIA DO_MNA AVG
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern
VENER_I- VICTR
Venus standing right with bare back, resting on a low column, palm in left hand over shoulder, apple upward in right
17mm x 19mm, 3.34g
RIC IV, Part I, 536 (C)
Ex Centurion Coins, Mail Bid, 2001; Ex Pristina Hoard


Julia Domna, AR Denarius, 196-211, Second Issue, Rome
IVLIA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern
CERERI-FRVGIF
Ceres seated left, corn ears in right hand, lit torch in left
19mm x 21mm, 3.36g
RIC IV, Part I, 546 (S)


Julia Domna, AR Denarius, 196-211, Rome
IVLIA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern
FORTVNAE FELICI
Fortuna seated left, rudder on globe in left hand, cornucopiae in right, child standing to left facing right
18mm x 19mm, 2.37g
RIC IV, Part I, 554 (C)


Julia Domna, AR Denarius, 196-211, Rome
IVLIA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern
HIL_A_RITAS
Hilaritas standing left, long palm in right hand, scepter in left
17mm x 19mm, 2.82g
RIC IV, Part I, 555 (C)
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 113, Lot 475, May, 2005


Julia Domna, AR Quinarius, 196-211, Rome
IVLIA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern
IV_NO
Juno, veiled, standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, scepter in left, peacock at feet to left
1.41g
RIC IV, Part I, 559 (R2)
Ex HD Rauch, Auction 79, Lot 2426, November 2006


Julia Domna, AR Denarius, 196-211, Rome
IVLIA- AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern
MATER-DEVM
Cybele, turreted, seated left on throne, between two lions, branch downward in right hand, scepter in left, resting left arm on drum
18mm x 21mm, 3.48g
RIC IV, Part I, 564 (S)


Julia Domna, AR Denarius, 196-211, Rome
IVLIA PIA-FELIX AVG
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern, one separate long braid following the bottom of upper weaves
MAT_RI-DEVM
Cybele, turreted, standing facing, head left, legs crossed, drum in right hand, scepter in left and leaning on column with left arm, lion at feet to left with right front paw raised
18mm x 19mm, 2.90g
RIC IV, Part I, 570 (S)


Julia Domna, AR Denarius, 196-211, Rome
IVLIA PIA-FELIX AVG
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern, one separate long braid following the bottom of upper weaves
MATRI-DEVM
Cybele, polos on head, standing facing, head left, legs crossed, drum in right hand, scepter in left and leaning on column with left arm, lion at feet to left with right front paw raised
18mm x 20mm, 3.01g
RIC IV, Part I, 570 (S)


Julia Domna, AR Denarius, 196-211, Rome
IVLIA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern
PIETAS-AVGG
Pietas, veiled, standing left, dropping incense on lit altar to left from box in right hand
18mm x 20mm, 3.43g
RIC IV, Part I, 572 (C)


Julia Domna, AR Denarius, 196-211, Rome
IVLIA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern
PIETAS-AVGG
Pietas, veiled, standing left, dropping incense with right hand over lit altar to left, box in left hand
17mm x 19mm, 2.92g
RIC IV, Part I, 572 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 473, September 2005


Julia Domna, AR Denarius, 196-211, Rome
IVLIA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern
PVDI_CITIA
Pudicita seated left, right hand on breast, left arm resting on chair
16mm x 18mm, 3.00g
RIC IV, Part I, 576 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 473, September 2005


Julia Domna, AR Denarius, 196-211, Rome
IVLIA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern
VESTAE-SANCTAE
Vesta standing left, patera in right hand, scepter in left
15mm x 17mm, 2.91g
RIC IV, Part I, 587 (S)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 473, September 2005


Julia Domna, AR Denarius, 193-196 (?), Laodicea ad Mare
IVLIA DO_MNA AVG
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern
VENER-VICT
Venus standing left, apple in right hand, scepter in left
16mm x 18mm, 2.83g
RIC IV, Part I, 630 (S)


Julia Domna, AR Denarius, 196-202, New Style, Laodicea ad Mare
IVLIA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern
PVDI_CITIA
Pudicitia seated left, right hand on breast, left arm at side of chair
18mm x 19mm, 3.33g
RIC IV, Part I, 644 (C)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 121, Lot 242, September 2005


Julia Domna, AR Denarius, 196-202, New Style, Laodicea ad Mare
IVLIA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern
SAECVLI FE_LICITAS
Isis, wearing polos on head, standing right, left foot on prow, suckling the infant Horus, rudder leaning against altar at left
19mm x 20mm, 3.69g
RIC IV, Part I, 645 (S)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Julia Domna, AR Denarius, 196-202, New Style, Laodicea ad Mare
IVLIA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern
VES_TAE-SANCTAE
Vesta, veiled, standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, scepter in left
17mm x 20mm, 3.03g
RIC IV, Part I, 648 (S)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Septimius Severus, Orichalcum Dupondius, 195, Rome
L SEPT SEV PERT-AVG IMP V
Radiate head right
APOLLINI-AVGVSTO
Apollo standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, lyre in left
S | C across fields
24mm x 26mm, 13.20g
RIC IV, Part I, -- (cf. RIC IV, Part I, 699 for same as AE As (R))
Ex Albrecht Marquis Kubinsky von Hohenkubin Collection, formed circa early 1900s.

Consignor notes: Fine/VG. Unlisted in RIC for denomination. Provenance verified by Curtis Clay of Harlan J Berk. Hohenkubin (out of Vienna, Austria) was admitted to the Austrian Numismatic Society in 1908 and was elevated to the aristocracy for services in administering the financial assets of the Vatican. His home was bombed out in WWII and the only reason his collection survived is because it was not dug out of the rubble until 1955, long after the Russians left. The collection was consigned to Numismatik Lanz in Graz in 1974, where the best coins were sold during Sale IV in November of that same year. This specimen, being an unsold remainder, was sold with the others to Vienna dealer Erich Mozelt in September 1994.


Septimius Severus, Orichalcum Sestertius, 196, Rome
L SEPT SEV PERT-AVG IMP VIII
Laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
ADVENTVI AVG FELICIS_SIM_O
Emperor on horseback prancing right, right hand raised, preceded by soldier
SC in exergue
30mm x 31mm, 23.12g
RIC IV, Part I, 719 (R)

Consignor notes: gFine/aFine.


Septimius Severus, AE As, 210, Rome
SEVERVS-PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
P M TR P XVIII COS III P P 
Victory standing right, transverse vexillum in both hands, flanked by seated captives
S | C across fields
25mm x 27mm, 11.18g
RIC IV, Part I, 805 (S)

Consignor notes: EF. No real signs of wear. Some light roughness.


Divus Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 211?, Rome
DIVO SEVERO PIO
Bare head right
CONSECRATIO
Eagle standing facing on globe, head left, tail left
18mm x 19mm, 3.05g
RIC IV, Part I, 191c (Caracalla) (S)


Divus Septimius Severus, AR Denarius, 211?, Rome
DIVO SEVERO PIO
Bare head right
CONSECRATIO
Eagle standing facing, turned right, on globe, head left, tail left
19mm x 20mm, 3.37g
RIC IV, Part I, 191c (Caracalla) (S)

Imitations


Septimius Severus, AR Imitative Denarius, 194-195, "Emesa"
IMP CAE L SEP SE_V PERT AVG COS II
Laureate head right
BO...-ETOIVC
Bonus Eventus standing left, basket of fruit in right hand, corn ears in left
16mm x 18mm, 2.06g
Imitating RIC IV, Part I, 369 (S)

Note: Extremely interesting imitation with the obverse legend spelled correctly and SE_V break.