MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Diademed draped bust right
PIETAS AVGSTAE, Pietas standing slightly left, head facing left, raising right hand, box of perfume in left hand; S-C below left and right
29.5mm, 14.92g, 11h
Choice gVF, bold portrait, high relief, attractive green patina, double-struck reverse, well centred
ex Forvm Ancient Coins (March 2017)
Marcia Otacilia Severa was the wife of Emperor Marcus Julius Philippus. During their reign, Otacilia and her husband were tolerant of Christians, effectively bringing an end to their persecutions by the Romans. Pietas was one of the ancient Roman virtues.