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193 NGC Ch VF Septimius Severus Roman Empire Alexandria Mint Denarius Apollo Coin (21091504C)

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  • Rare Emperor Septimius Severus Roman Empire Alexandria Mint silver denarius coin.
  • Struck 193/4 CE, RSC 276, RIC 347 (rated as Rare).
  • Certified by NGC to Ch VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5, 2.59g.
  • The attribution to the Alexandria mint is annotated by NGC with a question mark. However stylistic similarities with concurrently issued Roman Egyptian drachms and tetradrachms make this attribution a certainty.  The style of the emperor's head (eyes, beard and mustache) match the drachm/tetradrachm coinage.
  • Obverse: IMP CAE L SEPT SEV PERT AVG, laureate bust of emperor. 
  • Reverse: APOLLINI AVGVSTO, Apollo standing left holding patera and lyre.
  • Apollo has been recognized as a god of music, truth and prophecy, healing, the sun and light, plague, poetry, and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis.