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brm_323076 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier AU
145.00 €(Approx. 169.65$ | 124.70£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 198-200
Mint name / Town : Laodicée
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,39 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré. Magnifique portrait inhabituel de Septime Sévère. Joli revers de style fin. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés, tachée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : L. SEPT SEV AVG I-MP XI PART MAX.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Lucius Septimus Severus Augustus Imperator undecimum Parthicus Maximus", (Lucius Septime Sévère auguste grand pontife revêtu de la onzième acclamation impériale grand parthique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COS - I-I-I - P - P.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) marchant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Consul tertium Pater Patriæ”, (Consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).

Commentary


Poids léger. Portrait tout à fait inhabituel. Rubans de type 2. L’indication au revers avec COS III ne peut être qu’une erreur due au graveur car Septime Sévère ne prend sont troisième consulat qu’en 202 et l’atelier de Laodicée ferme alors ses portes.

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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