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E-auction 240-163302 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

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Type : Denier
Date: 197
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,47 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale un peu court sur la légende de droit. Belle tête de Septime Sévère. Revers tout à fait inhabituel. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse legend : L SEPT SEV PERT - AVG IMP VIIII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Lucius Septimus Severus Pertinax Augustus Imperator Nonum" (Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax Auguste acclamé Empereur pour la neuvième fois).


Reverse legend : LIBERO - PATRI.
Reverse description : Bacchus nu debout de face, se couronnant lui même, tenant un thyrse de la main gauche ; à ses pieds, une panthère assise à gauche.
Reverse translation : "Libero Patri" (À Libère le père - Bacchus).


Le seul exemplaire que nous ayons proposé en plus de vingt ans se trouvait dans ROME VIII, n° 91. Avec cette légende de revers, nous avons deux type différents associés. Celui-ci est de loin le plus rare.

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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