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201 NGC Ch AU Septimius Severus Roman Empire Denarius Captives Trophy (21020901C

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  • Dated Emperor Septimius Severus Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • Rome Mint, 3.37g, approx. 18mm, issued 201 CE, RIC 176, RSC 370.
  • Superb reverse treatment of captives, trophy and arms. A likely reference to the Emperor's major victory over Parthia at the Battle of Ctesiphon, 198 CE, when the Roman Legions sacked the Parthian capital.
  • Certified by NGC to Ch AU, colorfully toned with underlying luster.
  • Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of emperor right.
  • Reverse: PART MAX P M TR P VIIII, Two captives wearing helmets with hands to chin seated right & left, back to back with trophy of arms between. Trophy consists of full cuirass with helmet, shields, spears, etc.