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E-auction 487-397702 - brm_164805 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS As

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Estimate : 280 €
Price : 168 €
Maximum bid : 227 €
End of the sale : 15 August 2022 14:12:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : As
Date: 210
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,50 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 11,55 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage avec un très beau portrait inhabituel et de haut relief. Joli revers, mais avec une faiblesse de frappe sur la légende. Magnifique patine vert d’eau, marbrée de rouge, légèrement granuleuse au revers


Obverse legend : SEVERVS - PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite, avec pan de paludamentum sur l'épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : "Severus Pius Augustus", (Sévère pieux auguste).


Reverse legend : P M TR[P XVIII C]OS III P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : Victoria (La Victoire) debout à droite, tenant des deux mains un étendard ; de chaque côté près d'elle, un captif assis à terre.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate octavum decimum Consul tertium Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife revêtu de la dix-huitième puissance tribunicienne consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).


Semble complètement inédit et non répertorié. Manque à tous les ouvrages consultés. Le seul exemplaire publié provient de ROME VIII, n° 340. Ce type de buste avec pan de paludamentum n’avait jamais été ni remarqué, ni signalé.

Historical background

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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