Almost Uncirculated Emperor Septimius Severus Roman Empire Rome Mint denarius coin.
Minted 202 to 210 CE, 3.28g, RIC 288.
Superbportrait of the Emperor, the style suggests an issue date towards 210 CE.
Pedigree: Ex. Empire Coins, Auction 8, Dec 1987, Lot 174.
NGC Certified to AU.
Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Roma seated left on shield, holding palladium & spear.
Roma was a female deity who personified the city of Rome and more broadly, the Roman state. She embodied Rome in complex ways and symbolized the ideal woman in society. The reverse legend RESTITVTOR VRBIS relates to a major Severan rebuilding program for Rome.