Roman Dbl Denarius Otacilia Severa 244-49 AD XF NGC (Random Coin)

Roman Dbl Denarius Otacilia Severa 244-49 AD XF NGC (Random Coin)

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Empress Otacilia Severa was the wife of Emperor Marcus Julius Philippus or Philip I, known as "The Arab." Philip I reigned over the Roman Empire from 244-249. The empress was a member of the ancient gens Otacilia, of consular and senatorial rank.

Coin Highlights:
  • Roman Empire AR Double Denarius Otacilia Severa 244-249 AD.
  • NGC has certified these coins in Extra Fine condition.
  • Obverse: Bust of Otacilia Severa.
  • Reverse: Reverses will vary. Motifs will depicts various Greek gods and political, military and religious principals.

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Severa and Philip are generally considered the first Christian imperial couple, because during their reign the persecutions of Christians had ceased and the couple had become tolerant towards Christianity. It was through her intervention, for instance, that Bishop and Saint Babylas of Antioch was saved from persecution.

In August 249, Philip died in battle in Verona and Decius became the new emperor. Severa was in Rome that time and when the news of her husband’s death arrived, their son was murdered by the Praetorian Guard still in her arms. Severa survived her husband and son and lived later in obscurity.

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