Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem
MAPΩTAKIΛCEOVHPANCEB, Diademed, draped bust of Otacilia Severa on crescent right
ANTIOXEΩ,N MHTPOKOΛΩ, Veiled, turreted, draped bust of Tyche, right, between Δ - E / S - C; above, ram jumping right, head turned
28mm, 16.8g, 12h
Choice gVF, darkly toned
ex Amphora Coins
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.