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bpv_312413 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Assarion

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Assarion XF
100.00 €(Approx. 121.00$ | 86.00£)
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Type : Assarion
Date: c. 193-211
Mint name / Town : Pergame, Mysie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,99 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, bien centré. Tête particulière de Septime Sévère. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUT KAI - SEBHRO.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Sévère).

Reverse


Reverse description : Asklépios (Esculape) debout de face, la tête tournée à gauche, tenant un bâton sur lequel est enroulé un serpent.
Reverse legend : PERGA-MHNWN B.
Reverse translation : (Pergame décorée deux fois).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire du Cabinet des médailles de la BnF (SNG. France 5/ 2204, pl. 111).

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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