The Barry P. Murphy Collection of Severan Denarii

 

 

Septimius Severus - Alexandria Mint Page 3

SEV-340  

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (2.92 gm). Alexandria mint. Struck 194 AD. [I]MP CAE L SE-P SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right / FORT RE-D-VCI COS, II in exergue, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left; wheel under seat. RIC IV 350; BMCRE -; RSC -. 

 

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SEV-341   SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (2.92 gm). Alexandria mint. Struck 194 AD. [IM]P CAE L S-EP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right / [LEG] IIII IT A-VG, TR P COS in exergue, legionary eagle between two standards. RIC IV -; BMCRE -; RSC -. Unique. The reverse legend on this coin was incorrectly cut LEG IIII instead of LEG III. There wasn't a Legion IIII Italia. Unique as such.    

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SEV-342   SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (2.92 gm). Alexandria mint. Struck 194 AD. IMP CAE L S-EP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right / L-EG III IT AV-I, TR P COS in exergue, legionary eagle between two standards. RIC IV -; BMCRE -; RSC 262 (illustrated but mis-described). Ex Kelly Collection (Spink Auction 123, 18 November 1997), lot 1160.  

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SEV-343   SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (3.26 gm). Alexandria mint. Struck 194 AD. IMP CAE L S-EP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right / LE-G [III I]T A-VI, TR P COS in exergue, legionary eagle between two standards. RIC IV -; BMCRE -; RSC -.  A fascinating coin with the entire reverse outer legend engraved retrograde. Unpublished as such. Same dies as the next lot.  

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SEV-344   SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (2.45 gm). Alexandria mint. Struck 194 AD. IMP CAE L S-EP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right / LE-G [III I]T A-VI, TR P COS in exergue, legionary eagle between two standards. RIC IV -; BMCRE -; RSC -.  A fascinating coin with the entire reverse outer legend engraved retrograde. Unpublished as such. Same dies as the previous lot.  

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SEV-345   SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (3.49 gm). Alexandria mint. Struck 194 AD. IMP CAE L S-EP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right / MO-NETA AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left. RIC IV 350A; BMCRE pg. 83; RSC 338a.   

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SEV-346   SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (3.04 gm). Alexandria mint. Struck 194 AD. IMP CAE L S-EP SE PERT A-VG, laureate head right / M-ONETA AVG, Moneta standing elft, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left. RIC IV 350A var.; BMCRE pg. 83 var.; RSC 338a var. Unrecorded obverse legend variant.   

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SEV-347   SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (2.54 gm). Alexandria mint. Struck 194 AD. [IMP] CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P II COS II [P P], Victory advancing right, holding wreath in right hand, palm over left shoulder. RIC IV 350B; BMCRE 325 note; RSC 383a.   

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SEV-348   SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (2.54 gm). Alexandria mint. Struck 195 AD. IMP CAE L [SE]-P SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P III C-OS II P P, Mars advancing right, holding spear in right hand, trophy over left shoulder. RIC IV 350D; BMCRE 328; RSC 397a.   

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SEV-349   SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (2.95 gm). Alexandria mint. Struck 194 AD. IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right / ROMAE AE-TERNAE, Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory in right hand, spear in left. RIC IV 350G; BMCRE 323; RSC 615.   

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SEV-350   SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (3.02 gm). Alexandria mint. Struck 195 AD. [IMP] CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right / TR P IIII IMP II COS II, Mars standing right, holding spear in right hand, shield set on ground in left. RIC IV -; BMCRE -; RSC -; Bickford-Smith, "The Imperial Mints in the East for Septimius Severus: It is time to begin a thorough reconsideration," in RIN 1994/1995, 7.  

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