Reproduction Denarius of Otacilia Severa - Pudicitia
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Otacilia Severa right. Text around MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG.
Reverse: Pudicitia, personifying modesty and chastity, veiled seated left drawing veil with right hand and holding sceptre across left arm. Text around PVDICITIA AVG.
History: Octacilia (Marcia) Severa married Philip senior, about A.D. 234, by whom she had Philip the younger, seven years before the elevation of her husband to the Imperial throne. She was ambitious, and participated with Philip in the murder of Gordian III. The princess professed Christianity and it is with her protection that the Christians breathed in peace during the reign of her husband. After Philip died her son was slain in her arms by the Pretorians. Otacilia passed the remainder of her days in retirement.
Date: Rome mint, AD 245