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Severus II coins

306 - 307 Chosen by Galerius as Caesar upon Diocletian's abdication, Severus would spend several years in the VP post until Constantius died. In what may have then been a shocking turn of events, rather than Severus automatically becoming the new emperor, the title passed instead to Constantius's son Constantine. On hearing of this Galerius threatened a major civil war. Constantine reached an agreement that ended in Severus claiming the title while he took a demotion to Caesar. Still, it was becoming evident that Constantine was poised to becoming emperor some day and this most aggravated Maxentius whose father Maximianus sidestepped him for the good of the system. With a "no fair" attitude, Maxentius appropriated the city's garrisons and had himself made emperor back in Rome. This, naturally, created a problem for Severus which he had to deal with. He marched his soldiers down into Italy but the expedition met with failure. Maxentius was too powerful and influential and the forces of Severus were demoralized and many deserted him. The loss of manpower put him into retreat mode at the same time that Maxentius was ramping up an offensive. Severus soon found himself the unfortunate guest of the rebel who had him executed.

AU Aureus


RIC 44, Depeyrot 6/5, C 10 Aureus Obv: SEVERVSNOBCAES - Laureate head right.
Rev: FELICITASCAESSNOSTR Exe: AQ - Felicitas seated left, holding caduceus and cornucopia. c.305-306 (Aquileia).




RIC 67 (Antioch), Depeyrot 20/3 Aureus Obv: SEVERVSNOBCAES - Laureate head right.
Rev: HERCVLICONSCAES Exe: SMA - Hercules standing, facing, resting hand on club and holding apples. c.305 (Antioch). $16,974 12/15/02.



AE Follis


RIC 13a (Serdica) Follis Obv: FLVALSEVERVSNOBCAESAR - Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /•SM•SD• - Genius standing left, pouring out patera and cornucopia.




RIC 20a (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: FLVALSEVERVSNOBCAES - Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: K - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 305-306 (Cyzicus).




RIC 24 (VI, Serdica) Follis Obv: IMPCFLVALSEVERVSPFAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /•SM•SD• - Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 306-307 (Serdica).




RIC 25 (Heraclea) Follis Obv: FLVALSEVERVSNOBILCAES - Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: HT - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 305-306 (Heraclea).




RIC 26a (VI, Heraclea) Follis Obv: FLVALSEVERVSNOBCAES - Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: HT - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 305-306 (Heraclea).




RIC 27b (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: IMPCFLVALSEVERVSPFAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /K - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. $62 2/4/04.




RIC 40a (VI, Carthago), C 64 Follis Obv: FLVALSEVERVSNOBCAES - Laureate head right.
Rev: SALVSAVGGETCAESSFELKART Exe: H/ - Carthage standing, facing, holding fruits in each hand. May 305 - July 306 (Carthage).




RIC 59a (VI, Londinium) Follis Obv: SEVERVSNOBILISSIMVSNOBCAES - Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 305-306 (Londinium).




RIC 60a (Alexandria) Follis Obv: FLVALSEVERVSNOBILCAES - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAMILITVM Exe: /ALE - Severus II standing right on left, receiving Victory from Jupiter on right, holding scepter. 305 (Alexandria). $45 2/4/04.




RIC 60a (VI, TIcinum), C 70 Follis Obv: SEVERVSNOBCAES - Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGGETCAESNN Exe: T - Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy. 306 (Ticinum).




RIC 63b (Londinium) Follis Obv: SEVERVSNOBILISC - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 305-306 (Londinium).




RIC 70a (Aquileia) Follis Obv: SEVERVSNOBCAES - Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGGETCAESNN Exe: - Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy. 305-306 (Aquileia).




RIC 72a (Aquileia) Follis Obv: SEVERVSNOBCAES - Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGGETCAESNN Exe: AQ - Mars standing left, holding Victory and spear with shield; seated captive to left. 305-306 (Aquileia).




RIC 77b (Aquileia) Follis Obv: IMPCSEVERVSPFAVG - Helmeted, laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: FIDESMILITVMAVGGETCAESSNN Exe: AQ - Fides standing left, holding standard in each hand. 306-307 (Aquileia). $650 1/13/03.




RIC 78b (Aquileia) Follis Obv: IMPCSEVERVSPFAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVMAVGGETCAESSNN Exe: AQ - Fides standing left, holding standard in each hand. 306-307 (Aquileia).




RIC 80b (Aquileia), S 3747 Follis Obv: IMPCSEVERVSPFAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGGETCAESSNN Exe: AQ - Severus riding horse right, spearing enemy; second enemy lying under horse.




RIC 84 (Alexandria) Follis Obv: IMPCSEVERVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAMILITVM Exe: /ALE - Severus II standing right on left, receiving Victory from Jupiter on right, holding scepter. 306-307 (Alexandria). $41 9/27/03.




RIC 133a (VI, Rome) Follis Obv: SEVERVSNOBCAES - Laureate head right.
Rev: SACMONVRBAVGGETCAESSNN Exe: R - Moneta standing, holding scales and cornucopia. c.306 (Rome).




RIC 173a (Siscia) Follis Obv: FLVALSEVERVSNOBC - Laureate head right.
Rev: CONCORDIAIMPERII Exe: VI/SIS - Concordia standing left, holding scepter.




RIC 184a (Siscia) Follis Obv: FLVALSEVERVSNOBC - Laureate head right.
Rev: PERPETVITASAVGG Exe: VI/SIS - Roma seated left, holding Victory on globe and spear. 305-306 (Siscia).




RIC 193 (Lugdunum) Follis Obv: FLVALSEVERVSNOBC - Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /LG - Genius standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding cornucopia. 305-307 (Lugdunum).




RIC 199 (VI, Lugdunum) Follis Obv: SEVERVSNOBC - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /LG - Genius standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding cornucopia. 305-307 (Lugdunum). $245 2/1/05.




RIC 475 anecdotal (Siscia) Follis Obv: FLVALSEVERVSNOBCAES - Laureate head right.
Rev: CONCORDIAIMPERII Exe: VI/SIS - Concordia standing left, holding scepter. 305-306 (Siscia). $200 5/19/04.




RIC 660 (VI, Trier) Follis Obv: FLVALSEVERVSNOBCAES - Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: S/F/PTR - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 305-306 (Trier).




RIC 665 (Trier) Follis Obv: FLVALSEVERVSNOBILC - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: S/F/TR - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 305-306 (Trier).



AE Quarter Follis


RIC 170a (Siscia) Quarter Follis Obv: FLVALSEVERVSNOBC - Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: SIS - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. $70 10/20/02.




RIC 171a (Siscia) Quarter Follis Obv: SEVERVSNOBC - Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: SIS - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. $50 4/27/05.