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brm_834794 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier AU/AU
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Item sold on our e-shop (2023)
Price : 150.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: 202
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,39 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Superbe portrait de l’empereur. Patine grise
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 : PART MAX P M TR P X COS III P P.
Reverse description : Trophée au pied duquel sont deux captifs.
Reverse translation : "Parthicus Maximus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate decimum Consul tertium Pater Patriæ", (Grand Partique grand pontife détenteur de la puissance tribunicienne pour la dixième fois Consul trois fois père de la patrie).

Historical background


SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS

(13/04/193-4/02/211)

Septimius Severus was born in 146 in Leptis Magna in Africa (Libya). After a brilliant military career under the reigns of Marc Aurèle and Commodus, he was consul suffect in 185. At the time of Pertinax's death, he was governor of Upper Pannonia. Acclaimed emperor on April 13, 193, he quickly eliminated Dide Julien, his compatriot (June 28), and associated Albin with power as Caesar before fighting Pescennius Niger in the East. In 195, he fictitiously entered the Antonine family by being adopted post-mortem. He defeats and executes Niger and leads a brilliant campaign in Arabia. In 197, he got rid of his last adversary, Albin, who proclaimed himself august. Severus prepares the establishment of his dynasty by giving the title of Augusta to Julia, his wife, in 194, of Caesar to Caracalla, in 196, then of Augustus in 198 when Geta, his second son, becomes Caesar. Sévère will spend fifteen years consolidating the borders of the Empire by winning numerous victories over the Parthians (197-198), then in Africa (207) and, finally in Brittany (208-211), where he died..

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