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  1. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    Wow!.. I've always admired Stevex6's outstanding sestertius of the pachyderm, but i never dreamed I'd have one someday! :) So this is a tribute to Stevex6 and also a thank you to Roman Collector, who advised me that the sest i had wasn't Otacilia Severa, but was in fact Herennia Estuscilla. Info that without, I'd not have been seeking a coin of.. thank you both!..............And now, without further ado...

    Empress Marcia Otacilia Severus(244-249 AD)....

    POST YOUR COINS AND COMMENTS PEEPS!:) sesteterius Otacilia Severus pachyderm (hippo) 001.JPG sesteterius Otacilia Severus pachyderm (hippo) 002.JPG Obverse: Diadem Bust facing right. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG
    Reverse: Hippo standing right,head up. SAECVLARES AVGG S C in Exg.
    21.12 grams, 30 mm (widest points).
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  3. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice, with a great hippo.
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    These are cool.
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  5. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I like this reverse type. My examples, however, aren't exactly FDC:

    Otacilia Severa SAECVLARES AVGG Antoninianus.jpg
    Otacilia Severa, AD 244-249.
    Roman AR Antoninianus, 2.90 g, 21.4 mm, 1 h.
    Rome, AD 248.
    Obv: OTACIL SEVERA AVG, bare-headed and draped bust, right, on crescent.
    Rev: SAECVLARES AVGG, hippopotamus standing right; IIII in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 116b; Cohen 43; RCV 9160; CRE 526; Hunter 8.

    Otacilia Severa SAECVLARES AVGG Sestertius.jpg
    Otacilia Severa, AD 244-249.
    Roman Æ sestertius; 11.52 g, 30.4 mm.
    Rome, AD 248.
    Obv: MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, diademed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: SAECVLARES AVGG SC, Hippopotamus standing right.
    Refs: RIC 200; Cohen 65; RCV 9170; Hunter 26.
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  6. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Great coin @ominus1 ! Congrats snaring it. I really like the reverse... Hippo stands out well, and has just-right circulation-wear on it giving it cool look.

    I have no hippos... but, I have Ota and Heren:

    RI Otacilia Severa 244-249CE AR Ant Pietas Augustae incense RIC IV 43.jpg
    RI Otacilia Severa 244-249CE AR Ant Pietas Augustae incense RIC IV 43

    RI Herennia Etruscilla 249-251 BCE Ant crescent Fecunditas cornucopiae child RSC 8.JPG
    RI Herennia Etruscilla 249-251 BCE Ant crescent Fecunditas cornucopiae child RSC 8
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  7. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    Nice Hippo! I still need one of those to accompany the Antelope on the reverse of my Philipp I Millennium Sestertius:

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    IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philipp I right, seen from behind
    SAECVLARES AVGG, S C in exerque, antelope walking left
    Sestertius, Rome (6th officina) 248 (9th emission of Philipp I)
    28,5 mm - 17,85 gr
    RIC 161a; Cohen 190; Banti 50; Hunter 108
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  9. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Hippo, hippo, hippo, Hurray !

  10. lrbguy

    lrbguy Well-Known Member

    Good show! I don't collect the bronze, but I do have one of the hippo types in silver. On yours the hippo has its head up and its mouth closed, on mine the head is straight forward and mouth is slightly open, but shows no teeth:
    The officina number shows all its digits for Roman numeral 4.

    This rough example is much like the first except that the mouth is open more, but still no teeth as far as I can tell:
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  11. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    A neat addition
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  12. Ryro

    Ryro Change your thoughts. Change the world. Supporter

    Beat if ul! Very jelly my man. I want a hippopotamus!! But I do have some lovely ladies to share at least...
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    Otacilia Severa
    AR antoninanus, 244-249 CE
    Mint: Rome, 244-245 CE,
    22mm x 25mm, 4.12g Obv:
    Diademed and draped bust
    right, with a crescent behind her
    Pudicitia seated left, right hand
    drawing veil from face and
    holding a transverse sceptre in
    her left arm.
    Ref: RCV (2005) 9159; RIC IV

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    Herennia Etruscilla -
    Roman Empress wife of Trajan
    Decius - Bronze 25mm (11.31
    grams) Roman Colony of
    Viminacium, MOESIA SUPERIOR
    Reference: Moushmov 48, SNGCop
    164, SGI 4220. --
    HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, draped bust
    right on crescent moon
    P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing
    left between bull & lion, AN XII in
    ex. Former SAVOCA coin
  13. Nerva

    Nerva Well-Known Member

    I've got ... Stevex6's hippo! And I managed to get a worthy denarius as its pair. Otac Hippo.jpg 00984q00.jpg
  14. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member

    I am glad to see I'm not the only one who felt the need for more than one style hippo.
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    Denarii of Philip are super rare. RIC lists a couple for Otacilia but I have never seen one in person. Coins with the crescent under the bust are double denarii or antoniniani.
  15. ominus1

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