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Contributor: Teresa Darling.
Issuer: SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, AD 193-211. AR Denarius.
Obverse: L. SEP. SEVERVS PER. AVG. P. M. IMP. XI, His bearded and laureated smiling head right.
Reverse: SALVTI AVGG. Salus seated left feeding serpent arising from altar(?).
Reference: RIC 119a var; Cohen 642. Grade: aU.
Comments: For more information, read the "Septimius Severus" entry from De Imperatoribus Romanis.
For recent scholarship on Septimius Severus see TOCS-IN; for book reviews, see Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews.