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bpv_836101 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Assarion

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Assarion AU
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Price : 100.00 €
Type : Assarion
Date: c. 200
Mint name / Town : Nicopolis ad Istrum, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,96 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au revers. Joli Cupidon. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AU K L - SHUHROS (Autokrator kaisar Aurelios Shuhros).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Aurèle Sévère).

Reverse


Reverse description : Éros (Cupidon) ou Génius (Génie), nu et ailé debout à droite, les jambes croisées, tenant des deux mains une torche retournée posée sur un autel.
Reverse legend : NIKOPOLI PROS IS (Nikopoliton Pros Istros).
Reverse translation : (Nicopolis sur Istrum).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. Représentation inhabituelle du revers. Normalement associé à ce revers, nous trouvons plutôt Géta.

Historical background


SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS

(13/04/193-4/02/211)

Septimius Severus was born in 146 in Leptis Magna in Africa (Libya). After a brilliant military career under the reigns of Marc Aurèle and Commodus, he was consul suffect in 185. At the time of Pertinax's death, he was governor of Upper Pannonia. Acclaimed emperor on April 13, 193, he quickly eliminated Dide Julien, his compatriot (June 28), and associated Albin with power as Caesar before fighting Pescennius Niger in the East. In 195, he fictitiously entered the Antonine family by being adopted post-mortem. He defeats and executes Niger and leads a brilliant campaign in Arabia. In 197, he got rid of his last adversary, Albin, who proclaimed himself august. Severus prepares the establishment of his dynasty by giving the title of Augusta to Julia, his wife, in 194, of Caesar to Caracalla, in 196, then of Augustus in 198 when Geta, his second son, becomes Caesar. Sévère will spend fifteen years consolidating the borders of the Empire by winning numerous victories over the Parthians (197-198), then in Africa (207) and, finally in Brittany (208-211), where he died..

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