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Severina 270 – 275, c 274, wife of Aurelian.
Antoninianus. The only woman who ruled the Roman Empire.
Ulpia Severina is probably the only woman who ruled the Roman Empire in her own right. Almost everything known about her, including her name, is gathered from coins and inscriptions. Married to Aurelian she obtained the title Augusta in 274 after his death. She functioned in the capacity of independent empress until Probus was chosen to rule the empire. Obverse draped Severina is wearing a stephane with a crescent behind her shoulders SEVERINA AVG. Reverse Aurelian and Severina are clasping hands CONCOR-DIAE MILITVM / XXI.
Mint: Kyzikos
Provenance: Private acquisition

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