Denarius - Severus Alexander P M TR P COS P P; Fortuna

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Severus Alexander (222-235)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 222
Value Denarius (1)
Currency Antoninianus, Reform of Caracalla (AD 215 – 301)
Composition Silver
Weight 3 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 279330
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References RIC IV.2# 267,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham, Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland; 1938. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 4.2. Macrinus – Pupienus (AD 217–238). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.4.sa.267
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Severus Alexander, laureate, draped, right.

Lettering: IMP CM AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG

Translation:
Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus.
Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander, emperor (Augustus).

Reverse

Fortuna, draped, standing left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand; in field, star.

Lettering: P M TR P COS P P

Translation:
Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate, Consul, Pater Patriae.
High priest, holder of tribunician power, consul, father of the nation.

Mint

Antioch on the Orontes, Syria, modern-day Antakya, Turkey

Comments

Mass varies: 2.3–3.55 g;

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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