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As Septimius Severus - Victoria on biga


SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. Æ As. Rome, 205-208 (207?) AD. Obv. SEVERVS PIVS AVG Laureate head right Rev. VICTORIAE AVGG SC Victory holding whip in biga, galloping to right. Cohen 714 (6 F) Preliminary celebration of a victory in Britain before 210? This issue is shared with Caracalla and Geta, on gold, silver and bronze. Impressive high relief portrait, with a style very close to some Thracian mints. It looks like Severus brought to Rome some superior engravers from there. Rare. Spink's April 97 catalog, lot 1421

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Septimius Severus

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