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brm_238235 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

112.00 €(Approx. 123.20$ | 98.56£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 195
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,26 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier, un peu court sur les légendes. Beau portrait. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine grise superficielle
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Obverse legend : L SEPT SEV PERT - AVG IMP V.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Lucius Septimus Severus Pertinax Augustus Imperator Quintum" (Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax auguste acclamé empereur pour la cinquième fois).


Reverse legend : PART ARAB PART ADIAB// COS II P P.
Reverse description : Trophée au pied duquel sont assis deux captifs.
Reverse translation : "Parthicus Arabicus Parthicus Adiabenicus Consul iterum Pater Patriae" (Vainqueur des Parthes Arabes et des Parthes Adiabènes consul pour la deuxième fois père de la patrie).


Poids extrêment léger. 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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