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brm_372667 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier AU
100.00 €(Approx. 109.00$ | 84.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 205
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,05 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Revers de frappe un peu molle. Patine grise tachée
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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 XIII - COS III P P.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout à gauche, son manteau déployé derrière lui, tenant un foudre de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; à ses pieds, un aigle.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate tertium decimum Consul tertium Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife revêtu de la treizième puissance tribunitienne consul trois fois père de la patrie).

Historical background


SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS

(13/04/193-4/02/211)

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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