228 NGC Ch AU Severus Alexander Roman Empire Denarius Fides Legionary Standards (22030705C)
Choice Almost Uncirculated Emperor Severus Alexander Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
Struck at Rome & issued between 228 to 231 CE, RIC 193, RSC 51, 19mm, 3.69g (heavy flan).
Certified by NGC to Ch AU.
Lightly toned with lustrous fields.
Obverse: IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, head of emperor facing right.
Reverse: FIDES MILITVM, Fides seated left holding two legionary standards.
Fides was the goddess of trust, good faith and honesty. The use of Fides here is clearly a reference to the Emperor's trust with his Legions.