Severina was the wife of Aurelian and was made Augusta c.274. When her husband was killed in battle it's believed that she ruled, if only nominally, during the interregnal period before Tacitus was nominated the next emperor.


AE Tetradrachm ca. 274 A.D.


8.74 g., 21 mm.

Obv. Diademed and draped bust right

Rev. Eagle facing front, head right; beak holding wreath; standing on thunderbolt, palm in left field, Z in right field

Milne 4484, Curtis 1822, BMC 2381