978586. Diva Faustina Junior. Died AD 175/6. Æ Sestertius (32mm, 24.54 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck under Marcus Aurelius. AD 176. DIVA FAV STINA PIA, draped bust right / CONSECRATIO, peacock standing left in pride; S C flanking. RIC III 1703 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 60-6-4; Banti 42; BMCRE 1573-6 (Aurelius). Good VF, brown-green patina, small edge ding. Attractive peacock. ($2750)
981936. Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.41 g, 11h). British Victory issue. Rome mint. Struck AD 210-211. SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right / VICTORIAE BRIT, Victory seated left on shield, resting shield on knee with right hand, holding palm frond over left shoulder. RIC IV 335; RSC 731; BMCRE 61. Choice EF, lightly toned. ($575) Ex A. Lynn Collection (Freeman & Sear 7, 22 February 2002), lot 505. Septimius Severus waged his last military campaign against the Caledionians on the northern border of Britain, where he himself died at his campaign headquarters at York in February AD 211. Among those who accompanied him on the campaign were his wife Julia Domna, as well as his sons, Caracalla and Geta. Septimius and Caracalla commanded this campaign; Caracalla became sole commander after his father had fallen ill. The two often did not agree on matters of strategy, and we are told that at one point Caracalla became so angry that he appeared ready to stab his father in the back before the whole of the army. Upon Severus’ death at York in February AD 211, Caracalla made peace with the Caledonians on less-than-favorable terms, which required the Romans retreat to the agreed border of Hadrian’s Wall.
981937. Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.48 g, 1h). British Victory issue. Rome mint. Struck AD 210-211. SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right / VICTORIAE BRIT, Victory standing facing, head right, holding palm frond in right hand and placing a shield on palm tree with left. RIC IV 336; RSC 730; BMCRE 57. EF, lightly toned. ($650) Ex A. Lynn Collection.
Published on Jun 30, 2014