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Otacilia Severa, 244-249 AD, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, AE28, Tyche, struck 244-246 AD

350.00 AUD

Origin:
Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem
Authority:
Otacilia Severa
Denomination:
AE28
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
244-246 AD
Obverse:
MAPΩTAKIΛCEOVHPANCEB, Diademed, draped bust of Otacilia Severa on crescent right
Reverse:
ANTIOXEΩ,N MHTPOKOΛΩ, Veiled, turreted, draped bust of Tyche, right, between Δ - E / S - C; above, ram jumping right, head turned
Size:
28mm, 16.8g, 12h
Grade:
Choice gVF, darkly toned
Provenance:
ex Amphora Coins
Reference:
Butcher 494.c.; BMC 444; Sear 4058
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. Tyche was the Greek goddess of luck who protected the fortune and prosperity of a city.
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