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brm_539711 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier AU/AU
120.00 €(Approx. 132.00$ | 105.60£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 209
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,33 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré, fissuré à 6h. Beau buste, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

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 : P M TR P XVII - COS III P P.
Reverse description : Neptune debout à gauche, le pied sur un rocher, tenant un trident.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate septimum decimum Consul tertium Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife, revêtu de la dix-septième puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la troisième fois, père de la patrie).

Commentary


Rubans de type 1.

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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