Severus II as Augustus
The "Lost" GENIO POPVLI ROMANI Issue of Antioch, July 306 - Spring 307 AD

Overlooked by RIC VI. Multiple specimens known for all 10 officina!

Severus II as Augustus, AE Follis, 306-307, Antioch

Obverse:
IMP C FL VAL SEVERVS P F AVG
Laureate head right

Reverse:
GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
Officina in right field, ANT : in exergue

Reference:
-Cohen, Henry, "Descriptions Historique des Monnaies frappees sous l'Empire Romain", 1888, Tome VII, p134, #31 (no reference to Antioch or mint mark).
-Voetter, Otto, "Die Kupferprägung der Diokletianischen Tetrarchie", Numischmatische Zeitschrift, Wien, 1917, p13 and table (Tafel) VII. Quote from p13:
"Die achte Emission mit ANT : ist Anfange 306 entstanden; dies bezeugen die Serie des Constantius Chlorus, der mitte des Jahres starb, und jene des Severus Caesar, da er eben dann Augustus wurde. Anderszeits gibt es weder einen Severus Aug. noch einen Constantinus Magnus aus der früheren Emission (ANT dot).  Eben diese achte Emission ist die letzte mit dem vollen Gewicht. Severus hat von den nun folgenden Mittelbronzen, die um ein Drittel des Gewichtes reduziert worden sind, kein Stück mehr geprägt (Taf. VII oberere Teil)."
In Tafel VII Voetter cites examples of this coin for all officina (A, B, Γ, Δ, E, S, Z, H and ΔE), except the 10th (I).
-Voetter, Otto, "Die Münzen der römischen Kaiser, Kaiserinnen und Caesaren von Diocletianus bis Romulus, Katalog der hinterlassenen Sammlung und Aufzeichnung des Herrn Paul Gerin", 1921, p41, #4 (specimen in the collection of Paul Gerin, from officina Δ, E and S)
-Kent, J.P.C., "The Pattern of Bronze Coinage under Constantine I", Numismatic Chronicle, 1957, p 69, #1084
-Sutherland, C.H.V., "The Roman Imperial Coinage", Volume VI, 1967, p624, note 5: "This issue, save for Constantius, continued without change at the beginning of Group III, except that no coins of Severus as Augustus (though included by Kent, N.C. 1957, p. 69, no. 1084) are known to me".
-Sutherland, C.H.V., "The Roman Imperial Coinage", Volume VI, 1967, p627, Note: "As indicated above, p. 624, n. 5, the aes of Group II (ii) continued into Group III with unchanged Genio Populi Romani
folles for Galerius and Maximinus (though probably not for Severus as Augustus)....".
-Bastien, Pierre, "Trouvaille de folles au Liban (294-307)", Revue Numismatique, 1967, Aleppo & Homs, Syria Hoards, table p171.
-Bastien, Pierre, "Trouvaille de folles au Liban (294-307)", Revue Numismatique, 1967, Lebanon Hoard, p188, #75 & 77.
-King, C.E. & Spaer, A., "A Hoard of Folles from Northern Sinai", Numismatic Chronicle, 1977, p106, #3981-3989.
-Carson, R.A.G.,"Principal Coins of the Romans", Volume III, The Dominate, 1981, p27, #1271.  (BM specimen, officina Γ,10.26g)
Comment by Carson on this specimen: "An extremely rare example of the follis coinage at Antioch for Severus as Augustus". 
-Salzmann, D., "Folles of Severus II as Augustus and of Constantine I as Caesar from Antioch ", Numismatic Chronicle, 1983, p214-216 and plate 42, #1-6. The Specimen depicted as #2 on plate 42 is the same one as depicted by Carson in "Principal Coins of the Romans", Volume III, #1271, though its weight is now listed at 10.25g instead of 10.26g.
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Off Specimens found

A 3 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Homs, Syria Hoard, table p171.
1 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Lebanon Hoard, #75 (9.67g).
1 listed by King and Spaer, NC 1977, Northern Sinai Hoard, #3981 (11.59g).
1 sold on eBay in November 2007. Listed at NOT in RIC. (10.88g).
1 from the J. Baptiste collection, offered at Artemide Aste Live Auction 24.1E in October 2013  (11.47g).
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7 specimens known = R3
B 3 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Aleppo, Syria Hoard, table p171.
3 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Homs, Syria Hoard, table p171.
1 listed by Salzmann, NC 1983, plate 42, #1, sold in Lanz, Munich,
sale 22, 10 May, 1982, as lot #889.
1 at VCoins - sold by Aegean Numismatics (7.86g).
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 8 specimens known = R3

Γ 1 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Aleppo, Syria Hoard, table p171.
2 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Homs, Syria Hoard, table p171.
2 listed by King and Spaer, NC 1977, Northern Sinai Hoard, #3982 (10.89g), #3983 (10.27g).
1 listed by Carson, "Principal Coins of the Romans", Vol. III, #1271 and by Salzmann, NC 1983, plate 42, #2, Br Mus (10.26 or 10.25g).
1 listed in the ANS database: ANS 1984.146.647 (9.51g).
1 collection of Robert Bernobich, formerly from the John A. Seeger collection, listed at CNG online (10.26g).
1 collection of Jan de Veen, eBay 2008 by Archaeology Pty Ltd. (10.37g).
1 collection of Jan de Veen, eBay 2013 by Den of Antiquity (9.23g).
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10 specimens known = R2
Δ 1 listed in Voetter-Gerin, 1921, p41, #4, collection of Paul Gerin.
4 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Aleppo, Syria Hoard, table p171.
1 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Homs, Syria Hoard, table p171.
1 listed by Salzmann, NC 1983, plate 42, #3, private collection, earlier
described in "Antike Münzen, Katalog zur Ausstellung im Museum Bochum", June 1973, #450 (8.83g).
1 listed by Salzmann, NC 1983, plate 42, #4, private collection (9.20g).
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8 specimens known = R3

E 1 listed in Voetter-Gerin, 1921, p41, #4, collection of Paul Gerin.
2 listed in the ANS database: ANS 1944.100.64165 (8.55g), ANS 1944.100.64166 (12.16g).
2 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Aleppo, Syria Hoard, table p171.
2 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Homs, Syria Hoard, table p171.
2 listed by King and Spaer, NC 1977, Northern Sinai Hoard,  #3984 (10.22g), #3985 (9.68g). 1 of these pictured on plate 2.
1 collection Robert Bernobich also listed on Wildwinds.com (9.8g).
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10 specimens known = R2

S 1 listed in Voetter-Gerin, 1921, p41, #4, collection of Paul Gerin.
1 listed in the ANS database: ANS 1944.100.64164 (10.17g).
1 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Aleppo, Syria Hoard, table p171.
1 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Lebanon Hoard, #77 (10.61g).
1 listed by King and Spaer, NC 1977, Northern Sinai Hoard, #3986 (9.59g).
1 sold on eBay in April 2007 (11.0g), listed at Not in RIC.
1 colection of Robert Bernobich, sold on eBay in October 2011 (9.2g), listed at Not in RIC.
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7 specimens known = R3

Z 2 listed by Bastien, RN 1967,  Homs, Syria Hoard, table p171.
1 listed by King and Spaer, NC 1977, Northern Sinai Hoard, #3987 (9.55g.).
1 collection of Jan de Veen, bought in 2008 from Archaelogical Center at Vcoins. (12.04g).
1 sold on eBay in February 2011, listed at NOT in RIC (9.9g).
1 sold on eBay in October 2012 (8.5g).
1 collection of Jan de Veen, bought on eBay in November 2012 (9.12g).
1 collection of Jan de Veen, bought on eBay in October 2013 from "timelessthing" (9.93g).
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8 specimens known = R3

H 1 listed in the ANS database: ANS 1944.100.4344 (9.92g).
3 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Aleppo, Syria Hoard, table p171.
2 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Homs, Syria Hoard, table p171.
1 listed by Salzmann, NC 1983, plate 42, #5, British Museum, ex Münzen und Medallien AG Basel, list 386, Feb. 1977, #23 (9.01g).
1 ex Tony Hardy collection, sold by Beast Coins. (9.92g).
1 collection of Jan de Veen, from Phoenicia Coins and Antiques (9.79g).
1 sold on CNG auction in December 2009 (8.2g), also listed at NOT in RIC.
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10 specimens known = R2
ΔE 1 listed in the ANS database: ANS 1944.100.4345 (9.28g).
2 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Aleppo, Syria Hoard, table p171.
1 sold June 2007 by Hess-Divo AG, Auction 307, Lot 1728 (11.26g), earlier at Auctiones S.A., Basel, Auction 10, June 1979, Lot 747.
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4 specimens known = R4

I 1 listed in the ANS database: ANS 1944.100.4346 (9.48g).
2 listed by Bastien, RN 1967, Aleppo, Syria Hoard, table p171.
2 listed by King and Spaer, NC 1977, Northern Sinai Hoard,  #3988 (9.10g), #3989 (9.07g).
1 listed by Salzmann, Numismatic Chronicle 1983, plate 42, #6, sold by Lanz, Munich, sale 22, 10 May, 1982, as lot #890.
1 collection of Jan de Veen, ex Rick Morton collection, former Beast Coins, listed at Not in RIC (8.23g).
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7 specimens known = R3