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Identifying mint for a Septimius Severus denarius


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Hello ladies and gentlemen,

I would require some help from a Severan expert, please. 

Bought this coin more out of impulse and for the reverse - quite a serious lyre there 


But I am not sure if the attribution from the house is correct 

Septimius Severus (193-211). AR Denarius (18mm, 3.27g). Alexandria, AD 195. Laureate head r. R/ Apollo standing l., holding patera in r. hand, lyre in l. RIC IV 40; RSC 42

I did a quick check and this design was minted in Rome and Alexandria. I am not sure about the difference and, of course, what is the correct mint for my coin.

How can we distinguish between mints? I am sure many collectors would appreciate a guide. 

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10 minutes ago, ambr0zie said:

But I am not sure if the attribution from the house is correct

It is not. Apart from stylistic differences, the legend on the Apollo denarius from Alexandria should read "MP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG", see here: http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.4.ss.345 . Your coin, though some letters are quite worn, clearly reads "L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII." It is thus RIC IV 40 from Rome, see here: http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.4.ss.40.

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