Historic Mint State Roman Empire Severus Alexander silver denarius coin issued 233 CE, RIC 243 (rated as Scarce), 3.10g, Rome Mint.
Superb style, highly detailed, lustrous.
Certified by NGC to MS, Strike: 5/5, Surface: 3/5.
Coin was issued in 233 CE to celebrate the Triumph for the Persian war with the fifth donative from this Emperor.
Obverse: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed head of emperor facing right.
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVG V, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin dipenser and cornucopia.
Liberalitas was the virtue of giving freely (from liber, "free"), hence generosity. On coins the personification of Liberalitas would be depicted as displaying largess to the Roman people. For this coin the coin dispenser is symbolic of the largess.