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Severus II

Flavius Valerius Severus

Augustus (AD 306-307)

When Diocletian abdicated Galerius arranged for Severus, a companion, to become Constantius' new Caesar, passing over Constantius' own son Constantine. When Constantius died Severus duly became Augustus, but he troops at York declared Constantine emperor. Maxentius, the son of Maximianus, also revolted in Italy and Severus died invading the home province to put down the rebellion


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Severus II

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Coins of Severus II currently available

Coin image Severus II
Bronze quarter follis issued AD 305/306
Obv: SEVERVS NOB C, Laureate head facing right
Rev: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, (SIS in ex.), Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae
Very Fine   |   AUD $70.00
Coin image Severus II
Bronze follis issued AD 305/306
Obv: FL VAL SEVERVS NOB C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Rev: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, (PT? in ex.), Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae, S in left field, F in right
Fine-Very Fine   |   AUD $60.00
Coin image Severus II
Bronze follis issued AD 305/306
Obv: SEVERVS NOB CAES, Laureate head facing right
Rev: SAC MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN, (RT in ex.), Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopiae, star to left
Very Fine-Extremely Fine   |   AUD $300.00
Coin image Severus II
Bronze follis issued AD 307
Obv: SEVERVS NOBILISSIMVS CAESAR, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Rev: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae
Fine   |   AUD $45.00