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Contributor: Teresa Darling.
Issuer: SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, AD 193-211. AR Denarius.
Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. BRIT., His laureated head facing to the right.
Reverse: P. M. TR. P. XVIII COS. III P. P., Salus seated facing to the left feeding a snake she holds in her lap.
Reference: RIC 242 var of obv. BRIT; Van Meter 12513. Grade: AEF.
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.