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200 NGC Ch XF Septimius Severus Roman Empire Denarius Providentia (21090205C)

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  • Choice Extremely Fine Emperor Septimius Severus Roman Empire denarius coin.
  • 3.71g (heavy flan), minted 200-201 CE, RIC 166, RSC 586.
  • Providentia presentation is highly detailed. Compare with the typical "stick-figure" goddesses utilized during this period.
  • Certified by NGC to Ch XF, attractively toned with underlying luster.
  • Obverse: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate bust of emperor facing right.
  • Reverse: PROVID AVGG, Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and scepter.
  • Providentia is the personification of foresight and providence. The Romans' use of Providentia in allegorical symbolism often referred to the Emperor having fulfilled his duty to the Roman people by providing them with a son and an heir, thus quite possibly sparing them the horrors of an all too frequent civil wars. This coin's reverse legend AVGG alludes to the heir, the co-Emperor and son, Caracalla.