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E-auction 342-256649 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 61 €
Maximum bid : 65 €
End of the sale : 04 November 2019 14:11:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 197
Mint name / Town : Laodicée
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,71 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré au droit, légèrement décentré au revers, courts sur la légende. Très beau portrait. Joli revers de style fin et de haut relief. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés
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Obverse legend : L SEPT SEV PERT - AVG IMP VIIII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Lucius Septimus Severus Pertinax Augustus Imperator nonum", (Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax auguste acclamé empereur pour la neuvième fois).


Reverse legend : P - M TR P V - [CO]S II P P.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) debout à gauche, tenant un gouvernail posé sur un globe de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate quintum Consul iterum Pater Patriæ", (Grand Pontife détenteur de la Puissance tribunicienne pour la cinquième fois Consul deux fois Père de la Patrie).


Poids léger. Rubans invisibles. Ce type de revers avec l’indication de la puissance tribunitienne et le consulat est très inhabituel pour les ateliers orientaux.

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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