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E-auction 323-239695 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 106 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 24 June 2019 14:18:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 198
Mint name / Town : Laodicée
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,34 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Belle patine grise avec des reflets bleutés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : L SEP SEVERVS PER - AVG P M IMP XI.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Lucius Septimus Severus Pertinax Augustus Pontifex Maximus Imperator undecimum", (Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax auguste grand pontife acclamé empereur pour la onzième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PAR AR AD TR - P - VI COS II P P.
Reverse description : Victoria (La Victoire) marchant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Parthicus Arabicus Adiabenicus Tribunicia Potestate sextum Consul iterum Pater Patriæ", (Vainqueur des Parthes Arabes et des Adiabènes détenteur de la Puissance tribunicienne pour la sixième fois Consul pour la deuxième fois Père de la Patrie).

Commentary


Poids lourd.

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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