Rome: denarius, 2.94 grams RIC 118, RSC 186
Extremely rare Legionary Eagle type (LEG XXII) denarius of Septimius Severus
LEG XXII PRIMIGENIA (Mogontiacum, Germania Superior = Mainz, Germany)
Septimius Severus issued a series of coins honoring the legions that supported his assumption of the Purple. These were struck in 193 AD from the Rome mint and in 194 from the branch mints in the Eastern part of the Empire
Reka Devnia Hoard metrics: only 2 coins; Extremely rare example, as it's comparative rarity compares to only 2 specimens in Reka Devnia hoard.
The Reka Devnia Hoard was the most prolific find of 2nd and early 3rd Century Roman silver coins of the period from 64 to 238 AD to have ever been published. It was found near the town of Devnya, north-eastern Bulgaria. The hoard consisted of 81,044 denarii found in 1929.
NGC Certfifed to VF
- OB: IMP CAE L SEPT SEV PERT AVG, laureate bust of emperor
- RX: LEG XXII, TR P COS in ex, Legionary Eagle between two standards