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bpv_570156 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Assarion

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Assarion AU
95.00 €(Approx. 115.90$ | 81.70£)
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Type : Assarion
Date: c. 200
Mint name / Town : Philippopolis, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,35 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Belle tête de Septime Sévère. Joli revers de style fin. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AU K L SEP - SHUHROS (Shuhros).
Obverse translation : L’empereur césar Lucius Septime Sévère).

Reverse


Reverse description : Homonoia (Aequitas) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une phiale de la main droite au dessus d’un autel allumé et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : FILIPPOP-OL(EI)TWN, (Filippopoleitwn).
Reverse translation : (de Philippolis).

Commentary


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire reproduit dans l’ouvrage de Varbonov III, p. 149, n° 1297.

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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