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E-auction 565-504779 - brm_897053 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier AU
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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 140 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 12 February 2024 14:31:20
bidders : 13 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 202
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 3,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale et centré. Beau portrait de haut relief au droit. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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 : ADVENT AVGG.
Reverse description : Septime Sévère en habit militaire, à cheval à gauche, tenant une haste, et précédé d'un soldat à pied.
Reverse translation : "Adventus Augustorum", (L'arrivée des augustes).

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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