Rome, 194-195 AD. AE sestertius, 22.43 gr.
Obv: L SEPT SEV PERT AUG IMP III; laureate, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to the right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: AFRICA ; S C Africa, wearing elephant’s skin headdress, standing right, holding corn-ears; at her feet to right, lion walking to the right; in fields: S C.
Ref: RIC 668; BMC 508.
A powerful, early, portrait and an attractive brown patina. Good very fine.
Ex Stoecklin collection, acquired from Bank Leu in Zürich; ex M. Collignon collection; ex Naville II, June 1922, lot 1097.