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E-auction 349-263010 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 91 €
Maximum bid : 91 €
End of the sale : 23 December 2019 14:07:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 211
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 18,00 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,07 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier. Beau portrait de Sévère. Usure plus importante au revers. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés. A été nettoyé anciennement
Catalogue references :
C.- - RIC.- - BMC/RE.- - H.2/- - ROME 8/- - RCV.-


Obverse legend : SEVERVS PIVS - AVG BRIT.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Severus Pius Augustus Britannicus" (Sévère Pieux Auguste Britannique).


Reverse legend : DIANA LVCIFERA.
Reverse description : Diane debout à gauche, drapée, tenant une torche des deux mains.
Reverse translation : “Diana Lucifera”, (Diane qui apporte la lumière).


Denier hybride associant un droit de Septime Sévère de la fin du règne (211) et un revers de Julia Domna normalement daté de 214. C’est donc un hybride ou un faux d’époque. Semble complètement inédit et non signalé. Manque à tous les ouvrages consultés.

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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