OTACILIA SEVERA

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MACEDON - PELLA

Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "M OTACIL SEVERA AVG"
    Draped bust right viewed from the front.


Mint and Year:
 Macedon, Pella
Diameter:  25.5 x 23.3 mm
Weight:     6.98 grams
Die axis:    10 degrees
Rarity:        rare



Reverse: "COLΩ AVΓ PELLA"
    Pan, seated on a rock, right hand raised over his head and holding branch; syrinx (pan pipes) before.

Note:  This reverse is unlisted in Moushmov for Otacilia Severa but has been documented for most of the other Emperors and Emperesses of the period from this mint.

Attribution: 

DACIA

Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "MARCIA OTACILIA SEVERA AVG"
    Draped bust right viewed from the front.

 

Mint and Year: Dacia - dated (AD 244)
Diameter:  29 mm
Weight:     14.77 grams
Die axis:    195 degrees
Rarity:        common


Reverse: "PROVINCIA DACIA AN I"
   
Woman standing between an eagle and a lion, holding curved sword and two standards with the numbers V and XIII.

Attribution: Moushmov # 5

MOESIA INFERIOR - KALLATIS

Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "M WTAKIΛ CEVHPA AVΓ"
    Draped bust right viewed from the front.


Mint and Year:
 Moesia Inferior - Kallatis
Diameter:  23.9 - 24.9 mm
Weight:     8.01 grams
Die axis:    210 degrees
Rarity:        rare



Reverse: "KAΛΛATIANΩN"
    The Dioscuri standing face to face, each holding horse by bridle, and resting on spear; "Γ" in upper field.

Note: 
In Greek and Roman mythology, Castor and Pollux or Polydeuces were twin brothers, together known as the Dioskouri.  Their mother was Leda, but Castor was the mortal son of Tyndareus, the king of Sparta, and Pollux the divine son of Zeus.   The pair was regarded as the patrons of sailors, to whom they appeared as St. Elmo's fire, and were also associated with horsemanship.

Attribution: Moushov #352, Varbanov 409

Dioscuri standing face to face, each holding horse br bridle

THRACE - DEULTUM

Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "M OTACILIAE SEVERAE AVG"
    Draped bust right viewed from the front.


Mint and Year:
 Deultum
Diameter:  21 mm
Weight:     6.35 grams
Die axis:    30 degrees
Rarity:        common



Reverse: "COL F L PAC DEVLT"
    Apollo standing facing, head right, right hand raised above head, holding bow and resting on column around which serpent is entwined; bow and quiver at feet.

Attribution:  Jurukova 525; SNG Bulgaria, vol 1, 1947-1950

THRACE - DEULTUM

Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "MARCIA OTAC-IL SEVERA AVG"
    Draped bust right viewed from the front.


Mint and Year:
 Deultum
Diameter:  23 mm
Weight:     9.20 grams
Die axis:    0 degrees
Rarity:        common



Reverse: "COL F L PAC DEVLT"
    Ceres (Demeter) standing left, holding corn-ears and long torch
.

Attribution:  Jurukova 511; Moushmov 3791; SNG Bulgaria, vol 1, 1951-1956

THRACE - DEULTUM

Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "MARCIA OTAC-IL SEVHRA AVG"
    Draped bust right viewed from the front.


Mint and Year:
 Deultum
Diameter:  23 mm
Weight:     7.06 grams
Die axis:    70 degrees
Rarity:        common



Reverse: "COL F L PAC DEVLT"
    Diana (Artemis) advancing right, drawing arrow from quiver, holding bow in left hand
.

Attribution:  Moushmov 3790; SNG Bulgaria, vol 1, 1969-1975

THRACE - DEULTUM
Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "MARCIA OTAC-IL SEVHRA AVG"
    Draped bust right viewed from the front.


Mint and Year: Deultum - dated (AD 244 - 249)
Diameter:  23 mm
Weight:     6.23 grams
Die axis:    35 degrees
Rarity:        unlisted


Reverse: "COLFL PA C DEVLT"
    Fortuna standing left, holding globe in raised right hand and long rudder in left.

Attribution: Not listed in any reference.  Reverse same as known type for Gordian III.

Jupiter (Zeus) seated left, holding patera and scepter; eagle 
      at feet.

THRACE - DEULTUM
Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "MARCIA OTAC-IL SEVHRA AVG"
    Draped bust right viewed from the front.


Mint and Year: Deultum - dated (AD 244 - 249)
Diameter:  23 mm
Weight:     6.99 grams
Die axis:    15 degrees
Rarity:        common


Reverse: "COLFLP A CDEV / LT"
    Jupiter (Zeus) seated left, holding patera and scepter; eagle at feet.

Attribution: SNG Bulgaria, vol 1, 1976 - 1979

Jupiter (Zeus) seated left, holding patera and scepter; eagle 
      at feet.

THRACE - DEULTUM
Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "MARCIA OTAC-IL SEVHRA AVG"
    Draped bust right viewed from the front.


Mint and Year: Deultum - dated (AD 244 - 249)
Diameter:  23 mm
Weight:     7.72 grams
Die axis:    255 degrees
Rarity:        unlisted with only the "T" in exergue.


Reverse: "CO LFLP A CDEVL / T"
    Jupiter (Zeus) seated left, holding patera and scepter; eagle at feet.

Attribution: SNG Bulgaria, vol 1, 1980v

Jupiter (Zeus) seated left, holding patera and scepter; eagle 
      at feet.

THRACE - DEULTUM
Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "MARCIA OTAC-IL SEVHRA AVG"
    Draped bust right viewed from the front.


Mint and Year: Deultum - dated (AD 244 - 249)
Diameter:  23 mm
Weight:     6.67 grams
Die axis:    50 degrees
Rarity:        common


Reverse: "CO LFLP A CDEVL / T"
    Nemesis standing left, holding rod, wheel at feet.

Attribution: Jurukova 523; SNG Bulgaria, vol 1, 1990-1992

Nemesis standing left, holding rod, wheel at feet.

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