Obverse legend : IMP L SEP SE-V PERT....
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Lucius Septimius Severus Pertinax...”, (L’empereur Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax.
Reverse legend : COL/ HEL.
Reverse description : Deux aigles légionnaires affrontées dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse translation : “Colonia Heliopolis”, (Colonie Héliopolis).
(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.