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Wife of Aurelian

Severina Like most other mid Third Century women, little is known about the emperors of this period and even less is known about the women. This coin portrait of Severina shows us a hard face topped with an elegantly coifed hairdo. Was this the style of portraiture of the period or was the artist rendering a realistic portrait?

See the article about Otacilia Severa for a discussion of the history of the mid Third Century and a list of possible sources of what little information is available concerning women of the period.

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