Septimius Severus Denarius RIC 266


Silver Denarius (19mm, 3.30gr)
Struck 204 A.D. in Rome
Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG

Laureate head right
Reverse: INDVLGENTIA AVGG
Exergue: IN CARTH

Dea Caelestis (Cybele) with turreted crown, riding a lion holding thunderbolt and spear.

RIC 266, RSC 222, CSS 665, Sear 6285

Pierre R. Monney Collection


This goddess, favorite deity of the Carthaginians, is rarely represented on coins. The lion tamed by her became a symbol of Africa
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