Otacilia Severa, wife of Philip I, who reigned 244-249.
The 1000th anniversary of Rome was in 248 and magnificent games were planned long in advance and took place in 248.
The exotic hippopotumus was one of the featured animals. Philip I and
his son Philip II also displayed animals from the games on their coins.
For some unknown reason, the hippo is only on coins of Otacilia Severa.
Sestertius. 28 mm. RIC 200a. Struck 248. Sear 3.9170.
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