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.
Spink's April 97 catalog, lot 1421