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v18_0440 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier AU
MONNAIES 18 (2003)
Starting price : 120.00 €
Estimate : 220.00 €
unsold lot
Type : Denier
Date: 207
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : + 550 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,64 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Emission: 25e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type ; frappé sur un flan large et complet avec une jolie patine de médaillier
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIE XIII, 30 juillet 2001, n° 376

Obverse


Obverse legend : SEVERVS - PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Severus Pius Augustus”, (Sévère pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VOTA SVS-CEPTA XX.
Reverse description : Septime Sévère voilé et drapé debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et sacrifiant au-dessus d'un trépied allumé.
Reverse translation : “Vota suscepta vicennalia”, (Vœux promis à l'occasion des vicennalia).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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