Reproduction Sestertius of Otacilia Severa - Hippopotamus
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right of Otacilia Severa, wife of Philip I (senior). Text Around MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG.
Reverse: Hippopotamus advancing right, head raised. Text around SAECVLARES AVGG, exergue SC.
History: Otacilia (Marcia) Severa married Philip senior around AD 234. Struck in AD 248 this coin refers to the secular games that celebrated the 1000th anniversary of Rome. The Hippopotamus on the reverse would have been exhibited in the amphitheatre during the games.
Date: Rome mint, 248 AD