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E-auction 376-288581 - brm_585184 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier VF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 15 €
Maximum bid : 22 €
End of the sale : 29 June 2020 14:26:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 194
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,65 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement irrégulier, centré. Usure importante mais monnaie qui reste bien identifiable. Patine grise, tachée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP II.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Lucius Septimus Severus Pertinax Augustus Imperator iterum", (Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax Auguste revêtu de la deuxième acclamation impériale).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICT AVG TR P II COS II P P .
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) marchant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et un trophée de la main gauche ; à ses pieds à gauche, un captif parthe assis à gauche, les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augustorum Tribunicia Potestate iterum Consul secundus Pater Patriæ”, (La Victoire de l’auguste revêtu de la deuxième puissance tribunicienne, consul pour la seconde fois père de la patrie).

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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