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NGC CH VF Septimius Severus Roman Empire Alexandria Mint Denarius Apollo Coin (18100102CZ)

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  • Rare Septimius Severus Roman Empire Alexandria Mint denarius, 2.59g, minted 193/4 CE, RSC 276, RIC 347 (rated as Rare).
  • Certified by NGC to Ch VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5.
  • The attribution to the Alexandria mint is annotated by NGC with a question mark. However stylistic similarities with concurrently issued Roman Egypt drachms and tetradrachms make this attribution a certainty.  The style of the emperor's head (eyes, beard and mustache) match up with 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.