After a long long time without showing up, I'm coming back here. In the last seven months I had several events in my life, making my access here a bit difficult (birth of my daughter, new home, with a always stressful change of address, severe illness of my mother-in-law). Anyway, here I am. Recently, I got a Septimius Severus' denarius that made me pay more attention for it. I believe that it just can be an imitative earsten coin, but except by the observe legend, the coin looks like a unusual type. It was struck in a small flan (17mm), and weighs 2.3g. It's not a common weight, but I know that the first issues made on Rome mint, when the emperor wasn't home, fighting on the eastern can be a low weight and a low style control. Besides, there is no evidence to be a plated coin. I made an exam under the microscope. It is real silver. There's also no evidence of having been cast. The details on reverse, including the legend (HILARITAS) are well done, with Hilaritas standing left, holding a patera on the right hand and a long palm branch on the left hand. The closest Hilaritas reverse that I know is one of Elagabalus, but no children at his feet (RIC IV 190), and with the legend HILARITAS AVG. On observe, the bust of Septimius don't look an imitation (it's really good), but the legends are completely out: (I)MP SEPT SEVE-RVS AVG[...completely unreadable]. At first, I thought on hybrid, but the observe legends and the reverse are not previously described. Then, I thought on an imitative, but the style is really better than the most. A limes, maybe? But the coin is made of fine silver. I don't believe in a ancient forgery, precisely because be made of silver. That's no make sense to me. Could you help me, guys? Doug Smith, a little help, please??