SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS GOLD AUREUS – STUNNING IMPERIAL PORTRAIT ON EXTREMELY RARE VICTORY CROWNING SHIELD TYPE – MINT STATE FINE STYLE NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERIAL COIN (Inv. 12828)
ROMAN EMPIRE. SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, AD 193-211
Gold Aureus, 7.26g, 20 mm, struck at Rome AD 198-200.
Obv. L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. VICTORIAE AV GG FEL, Victory alighting left, preparing to place diadem on shield.
RIC IV 144a; Calicó 2561; BMCRE 138.
Ex collection of an American doctor, acquired from Freeman & Sear in 2004.
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, FINE STYLE, an extremely rare type with a simply stunning portrait of Septimius. There are only 4 other specimens of this type in current market records and this is the finest.