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v38_0661 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

MONNAIES 38 (2009)
Starting price : 175.00 €
Estimate : 250.00 €
Realised price : 200.00 €
Number of bids : 4
Maximum bid : 225.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: 197
Mint name / Town : Syrie, Laodicée
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,35 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage. Portrait fantastique. Magnifique revers inhabituel. Très jolie patine de médaillier 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 : PROFEC-TIO AVG.
Reverse description : Septime Sévère en habit militaire, au pas à droite et tenant une haste transversale.
Reverse translation : “Profectio Augusti”, (Le départ de l'empereur).


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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