Sestertius - Otacilia Severa PVDICITIA AVG S C; Pudicitia

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Philip I (244-249)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 244-249
Value Sestertius = 1⁄4 Denarius (¼)
Currency Antoninianus, Reform of Caracalla (AD 215 – 301)
Composition Bronze
Weight 20.2 g
Diameter 31 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 282389
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC IV.3# 209A,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham, Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland; 1949. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 4.3. Gordian III – Uranius Antoninus (AD 238–253). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.4.ph_i.209A
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Otacilia Severa, diademed, draped, right.

Lettering: MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG

Translation:
Marcia Otacilia Severa Augusta.
Marcia Otacilia Severa the venerable.

Reverse

Pudicitia, draped, veiled, seated left, right hand drawing veil and holding sceptre in left hand.

Lettering: PVDICITIA AVG S C

Translation:
Pudicitia Augustae. Senatus Consultum.
Purity of the empress. Decree of the senate.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 16.46–24.09 g;
Diameter varies: 29–33 mm;

Example of this type:
American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (244-249) 

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