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brm_559085 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

125.00 €(Approx. 150.00$ | 112.50£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 198
Mint name / Town : Laodicée
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,68 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, bien centré. Joli portrait. Traces de circulation plus importantes au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : L SEPT SEVER PE-RT 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 revêtu de la onzième acclamation impériale).


Reverse legend : PAR ARAB TR P VI/ -|-// COS II P P.
Reverse description : Trophée au pied duquel sont assis deux captifs.
Reverse translation : "Parthicus Arabicus Tribunicia Potestate sextum consul iterum pater patriæ" (Vainqueur des Parthes et Arabes revêtu de la sixième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois père de la patrie).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2.

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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