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295.00 €(Approx. 333.35$ | 265.50£)
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Type : As
Date: 211
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,00 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,68 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan très irrégulier, échancré à 2, 10 et 12 heures. Très beau portrait. Frappe molle de la légende de revers qui n’atténue pas la qualité de frappe de l’allégorie. Patine vert olive, marbrée de rouge sur la nuque de l’empereur
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Obverse legend : SEVERVS PIVS - AVG BRIT.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Severus Pius Augustus Britannicus”, (Sévère pieux auguste britannique).


Reverse legend : FORT RED P M TR P XIX COS III P P// S C.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) assise à gauche, tenant de la main droite un gouvernail posé sur un globe et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche ; sous son siège, une roue.
Reverse translation : “Fortunæ Reduci Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate undevicesimum Consul tertium Pater Patriæ”, (À la Fortune qui fait revenir, grand pontife détenteur de la puissance tribunicienne pour la dix-neuvième fois, consul trois fois, père de la patrie).


Poids léger.

Historical background

Septimius Severus

(13/04/193-4/02/211) Lucius Septimius Severus

Septimius Severus was born in Leptis Magna 146 in Africa (Libya). After a distinguished military career under the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus, he was consul in 185 suffect. At the time of the death of Pertinax, he was governor of Upper Pannonia. Acclaimed emperor on April 13 193, it quickly removes Dide Julien, his compatriot (June 28), and combines the power Albin like Caesar before fighting Pescennius Niger in the East. In 195, he joined fictitiously in the Antonine family by being adopted post-mortem. He defeated and executed Niger and leads a brilliant campaign in Saudi. In 197, he gets rid of his last opponent, Albin, who had proclaimed august. Severe preparing the establishment of his dynasty by donating 194 title augusta Julia, his wife of Caesar Caracalla in 196, then 198 in august when Geta, his second son, became Caesar. Severe will spend two years to strengthen the borders of the empire by winning many victories over the Parthians (197-198), followed by Africa (207), and finally in Britain (208-211), where he died.

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