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bpv_538030 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Demi-unité

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Type : Demi-unité
Date: an 3
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Cappadoce
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,61 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement décentré des deux côtés, mais bien lisible et identifiable. Patine marron superficielle
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Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AU .L. SEP - SEOUHROS, (Autokrator Lukios Septimos Seouhros).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Lucius Septime Sévère auguste).


Reverse description : Cavalier (Septime Sévère) à cheval galopant à droite, brandissant une javeline de la main droite.
Reverse legend : M-HTRO-PO - KAISA-R-I// ET G.
Reverse translation : (Ville de Césarée// an 3).


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de la collection Sydenham, reproduit dans l’ouvrage de T. Ganschow, vol. II, p. 27, type 373, n° 717. Rubans de type 2.

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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