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89001538
Triton XV, Lot: 1538. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Divus Septimius Severus. Died AD 211. Æ Sestertius (33mm, 28.55 g, 12h). Consecration issue. Rome mint. Struck under Caracalla and Geta, AD 211. DIVO SEPTIMIO SEVERO PIO, bare head right / CONSECRATIO, five-tiered funeral pyre: lowest tier draped, the other four tiers arched with statues; uppermost tier surmounted by triumphal quadriga; S C in exergue. RIC IV 490B (Caracalla); Banti 20; BMCRE 50 (Caracalla and Geta). Good VF, green patina, slightly touched up, areas of red and brown, some tooling and smoothing.