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Roman Empire

Ruler: Roman Syria: Otacilia Severa wife of Philip I
Reigned: (Philip's reign) 244 AD - 249 AD
Denomination: AR Tetradrachm
Mint: Antioch
Date of Issue: 248/249 AD
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust left, resting on a crescent; "ΜΑΡ ΩΤΑΚΙΛΙ CEOVHPAN CEB"
Reverse: Eagle standing left, head turned right, holding wreath in beak; "ΔΗΜΑΡX ΕΞOVCIAC" In exergue "ANTIOXIA / SC"
Reference: Prieur 385,
Weight: 12.2 gms
Diameter: 25.9 mm

Marcia Otacilia Severa - wife of Philip I

Marcia Otacilia Severa was the daughter of Severus, Governor of Pannonia, and married Philip I, about 234, by whom she had Philip II in 237. Her son was killed in her arms by the Praetorians after her husband's defeat and death in battle near Verona - October 249. She ended of her days in retirement.

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