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E-auction 392-304979 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier VF/VF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 14 €
Maximum bid : 14 €
End of the sale : 19 October 2020 14:31:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 208
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,47 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan mince à l’usure importante, identifiable. Patine grise de collection ancienne
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 XVI - COS III P P.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une double corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate sextum decimum Consul tertium Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife détenteur de la puissance tribunitienne pour la seizième fois, consul pour la troisième fois, père de la patrie).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 1. Pour ce type de revers, il existe deux variétés avec et sans autel. Sans l’autel, le Génie est porteur alors d’une double corne d’abondance.

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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