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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 783

Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.23 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 196-197.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 783.
 Estimated: $ 10 000

Roman Imperial, Gold

Sold For $ 11 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.23 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 196-197. L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ADVENTVI AVG FELI CISSIMO, Septimius on horseback right, cuirassed with mantle over his shoulder, raising his right arm in salute; to right, soldier advancing right, head left, wearing helmet and cuirass, holding reins of horse with his right hand and vexillum with his left. RIC IV 73 var. (obv. bust type); Calicó 2427 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 150 var. (same); Biaggi 1061(same dies). Lustrous, a couple light marks in reverse field. EF. Rare and interesting type – Septimius entering Rome for his adventus after his eastern campaigns against Pescennius Niger.

From the Weise Collection. Ex Freeman & Sear 11 (23 November 2004), lot 354.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.