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brm_844132 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denier AU/XF
75.00 €(Approx. 81.00$ | 64.50£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 198
Mint name / Town : Laodicée
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court et centré. Portrait détaillé de l’empereur au droit et revers agréable malgré une frappe plus molle. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Lucius Septimus Severus Augustus Imperator undecimum Parthicus Maximus", (Lucius Septime Sévère Auguste revêtu de la onzième acclamation impériale grand parthique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICT P-AR-T-HIC-AE.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) marchant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et un trophée de la main gauche ; à ses pieds à gauche, un captif parthe assis à gauche, les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : “Victoriæ Parthicæ”, (À la victoire parthique).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 1. Ce revers doit être lié à la victoire parthique après la prise de Ctésiphon en 198.

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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