OTACILIA SEVERA

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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:     6.60 grams
Die axis:    200 degrees
Rarity:        common


Reverse: "COL FLP ACDEVLT"
    Nemesis standing left, holding rod and bridle, wheel at feet.

Attribution: Jurukova 518; Moushmov 3795A; SNG Bulgaria, vol 1, 1987-1989

Nemesis standing left, holding rod, wheel 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 - 247)
Diameter:  23 mm
Weight:     7.34 grams
Die axis:    30 degrees
Rarity:        common


Reverse: "COL F L PAC DEVLT"
    Salus (Hygieia) standing right, feeding snake from patera.

Attribution: Moushmov 3796; SNG Bulgaria, vol 1, 1993-1995

Hygeia standing feeding snake in patera.

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


Mint and Year: Deultum - dated (AD 244 - 249)
Diameter:  23 mm
Weight:     5.84 grams
Die axis:    30 degrees
Rarity:        common


Reverse: "C OLFLPACD E / VLT"
    She-wolf right w/ twins.

Attribution: Jurukova 519; SNG Bulgaria, vol 1, 1997-2006

She-wolf right w/ twins.

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:  22 mm
Weight:     6.86 grams
Die axis:    30 degrees
Rarity:        common


Reverse: "      COL
                   FLPAC
                    D EVL
                        T         "
           within laurel wreath.

Attribution: Jurukova 524; SNG Bulgaria, vol 1, 2008-2009

Legend within laurel wreath

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


Mint and Year: Deultum - dated (AD 244 - 249)
Diameter:  17 mm
Weight:     2.43 grams
Die axis:    30 degrees
Rarity:        scarce


Reverse:  "C F P D"
   
Fountain of "Meta Sudans" or hive on temple depending on reference.

Attribution: SNG Bulgaria, vol 1, 2010

Fountain of Meta Sudans

COELE-SYRIA - DAMASCUS
Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "M OTAC SEVERA AVG"
    Draped bust right viewed from the front.


Mint and Year: Damascus - dated (AD 244 - 249)
Diameter:  29 mm
Weight:     16.98 grams
Die axis:    20 degrees
Rarity:        scarce


Reverse:  "COL ΔAMAS METROP"
   
Philip I and helmeted female, holding cantharis and uncertain object, standing vis-ŗ-vis, sacrificing over lighted altar; cypress above; in exergue, ramís head right.
Philip I and female sacrificing over lighted altar

COELE-SYRIA - DAMASCUS
Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG"
    Draped bust right viewed from the front.


Mint and Year: Damascus - dated (AD 244 - 249)
Diameter:  28 mm
Weight:     13.13 grams
Die axis:    30 degrees
Rarity:        scarce


Reverse:  "COL DAMAS METRO"
   
CЄBA/CMIA in two lines within wreath; below, ramís head right.

Attribution: Rosenberger 42

CЄBA/CMIA within wreath

COELE-SYRIA - DAMASCUS
Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "M OTAC SEVERA AVG"
    Draped bust right viewed from the front.


Mint and Year: Damascus - dated (AD 244 - 249)
Diameter:  28.89 mm
Weight:     16.29 grams
Die axis:    15 degrees
Rarity:        scarce


Reverse:  "COL DAMAC METRO"
   
She-wolf standing right, suckling twins before a vexillum inscribed LEG VI F; head of ram right below.

Attribution: Rosenberger 41

She-wolf standing right, suckling twins

COELE-SYRIA - DAMASCUS
Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "M OTAC SEVERA AVG"
    Draped bust right viewed from the front.


Mint and Year: Damascus - dated (AD 244 - 249)
Diameter:  27.72 mm
Weight:     14.16 grams
Die axis:    20 degrees
Rarity:        scarce


Reverse:  "COL DAMAS METRO"
   
City-goddess seated left on rock, holding palm branches and cornucopia, river-god swimming at her feet.

Attribution: 

City-goddess seated left

CILICIA - ANAZARBUS
 

Obverse: "ΩΤΑΚΕΙΛΙΑ CEOVHΡΑ CEB"
    Draped bust right from the front.


Mint and Year:
Cilicia, Anazarbus (244-245 AD)
Diameter:  32 mm
Weight:     17.65 grams
Die axis:    355 degrees
Rarity:        unknown reverse type for this obverse

Reverse:  "ANAZAPBOV ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩC Α Μ Κ Γ Β"
        Pax seated holding branch and scepter.  Weapons in exergue: shield, cuirass, helmet, spear, and crossed greaves.

Attribution:   Ziegler 731-735 for this obverse die, none with this reverse

Note: This reverse type is probably a reference to Philip's defeat of the Persians in AD 244.  Thank you to Curtis Clay for his assistance attributing this coin.

ALEXANDRIA
Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "M WT CЄOVHPA CЄ M CTPA"
    Draped bust right from the front.


Mint and Year: Alexandria - dated (AD 245-246)
Diameter:  23 mm
Weight:     14.97 grams
Die axis:    0 degrees
Rarity:        common


Reverse: "L Γ"
   
Eagle standing left, head right..

Attribution: Milne 3635

ALEXANDRIA
Empress's draped bust right.
Obverse: "M WT CЄOVHPA CЄ M CЄB"
    Draped bust right from the front.


Mint and Year: Alexandria - dated (AD 248-249)
Diameter:  23 mm
Weight:     9.18 grams
Die axis:    0 degrees
Rarity:        common


Reverse: "L S"
   
Dikaiosyne standing facing with head left wearing long chiton and peplos holding scales in right hand and cornucopia in left.

Attribution: Milne 3750-3754; BMC 16.260,2010

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