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bpv_608269 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Assarion

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Assarion AU
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Type : Assarion
Date: c. 200
Mint name / Town : Marcianopolis, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,40 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage sur un petit flan bien centré. Beau portrait de Septime Sévère. Joli revers de haut relief. Belle patine vert foncé
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Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Septime Sévère à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AU K L SEP - SEUHROS, (Autokrator Kaisaros Lukios Septimios seuhros).
Obverse translation : (Imperator césar Lucius Septimius Sévère).

Reverse


Reverse description : Homonoia Concordia (la Concorde) drapée debout à gauche, coiffée du calathos, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : MARKIANO-POLITWN, (Markianopolitwn).
Reverse translation : (Marcianopolis).

Commentary


Les assaria sont moins courantes pour la cité de Marcianopolis que pour celle de Nicopolis. Ce type de revers se rencontre souvent pour la cité située près de l’Istrus mais semble complètement inédit et non recensé pour la cité éponyme de la sœur de Trajan. Manque aux ouvrages consultés.

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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