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E-auction 544-468653 - brm_857835 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 14 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 18 September 2023 14:22:20
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 197
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,11 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Joli portrait. Usure plus importante au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : L SEPT SEV PERT - AVG IMP VIII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Lucius Septimus Severus Pertinax Augustus Imperator Octavum" (Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax auguste acclamé empereur pour la huitième fois).


Reverse legend : SECVRITAS - PVBLICA.
Reverse description : Securitas (La Sécurité) assise à gauche, tenant un globe.
Reverse translation : "Securitas Publica" (La Sécurité publique).

Historical background



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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