Septimius Severus - RIC IV 274 (Aureus)
Minted to celebrate the Secular Games held in 204 AD.
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Laureate head right
Scene from the Circus Maximus. “Spina” made up to look like a ship, with a sail, sides, bow, and stern. Along the bottom (from left to right) are an ostrich, a lion, a lioness, an ass, a bison being attacked by a panther, and a bear. Some of the animals get different names depending on who’s selling the coin (for example, tiger, bull, zebra).
IV 274 (Aureus)