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brm_229231 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier XF
95.00 €(Approx. 104.50$ | 83.60£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 198
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,11 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale court sur les légendes. Beau portrait. Joli revers de style fin et de haut relief. Jolie patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
C.37 - RIC.107 - BMC/RE.239 - RSC.37 - H.2/- - RCV.- - MRK.-

Obverse


Obverse legend : L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Lucius Septimius Severus Pertinax Augustus Imperator decimum" (Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax auguste revêtu de la dixième acclamation impériale).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANNONA-[E - AVGG].
Reverse description : Annona (l'Annone) debout à gauche, le pied sur une proue, tenant deux épis de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Annonæ Augustorum" (À l'Annone des augustes).

Commentary


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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