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brm_349300 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier AU
100.00 €(Approx. 111.00$ | 85.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 194
Mint name / Town : Émèse
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 600 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,63 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAE L SEP SEV - PERT AVG COS II.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Caesar Lucius Septimus Severus Pertinax Augustus Consul secundum", (Empereur César Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax Auguste Consul pour la deuxième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : BONA - SPES.
Reverse description : Spes (l'Espérance) marchant à gauche, tenant une fleur de la main droite et relevant sa robe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Bona Spes", (La bonne Espérance).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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