197 NGC XF Septimius Severus Roman Empire Denarius Nude Hercules Lion Skin Club (20012904C)
Dated Extremely Fine Roman Empire silver denarius, 3.35g, issued 197 CE, RIC 97.
Dated to 197 CE from Imperial title: IMP VIIII.
Certified by NGC to XF, some luster.
Superb reverse detail of nude Hercules, note bearded face, bow and lion skin showing detailed head. Hercules and Bacchus were the Gods of Severus' native place, Leptis Magna (present day Libya).
Obverse: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII, laureate bust of emperor facing right.
Reverse: HERCVLI DEFENS, Hercules standing right resting on club and holding bow and lion skin on left arm.