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E-auction 248-170766 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier AU
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 46 €
Maximum bid : 46 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:17:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 207
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,30 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un fln ovale et irrégulier, bien centré. Belle tête de Sévère au droit avec une faiblesse de frappe sur la légende. Revers de style fin à l’usure superficielle. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de ROME I, n° 358

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 : VOTA SVS-CEPTA XX.
Reverse description : Septime Sévère voilé et drapé debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et sacrifiant au-dessus d’un trépied allumé.
Reverse translation : “Votis suscepta vicennalibus”, (Vœux promis à l’occasion du vingtième anniversaire).

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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