Denarius - Septimius Severus CERER FRVGIF; Ceres

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Septimius Severus (193-211)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 196-197
Value Denarius (1)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Silver
Weight 3 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 269729
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References RIC IV.1# 475,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham; 1936. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 4.1. Pertinax – Geta and Caracalla (AD 193–217). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.4.ss.475
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Septimius Severus, laureate, right.

Lettering: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII

Translation:
Lucius Septimius Severus Pertinax Augustus, Imperator Octavum.
Lucius Septimius Severus Pertinax, emperor (Augustus), supreme commander (Imperator) for the eighth time.

Reverse

Ceres, draped, standing left, holding corn-ears in right hand and torch in left hand.

Lettering: CERER FRVGIF

Translation:
Cereri Frugiferae.
To the fruit bearing Ceres.

Mint

Laodicea ad Mare, Syria, modern-day Latakia, Syria

Comments

Mass varies: 2.591–3.53 g;

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (196-197) 

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