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bpv_532514 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Drachme

165.00 €(Approx. 194.70$ | 146.85£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: an 18
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Cappadoce
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 17,50 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,89 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier, bien centré mais un peu court sur la légende de revers. Belle tête de Septime Sévère. Mont Argée bien venu à la frappe, faiblesse sur la légende. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AU L SEP - SEOUHROS, (Autokratoro Kaisaros Lukios Septimos Seouhros).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur Lucius Septime Sévère).


Reverse description : Le mont Argée surmonté d'une étoile.
Reverse legend : MHTROPO KAIS[AR]// ET B, Mhtropolis Kaisar Newkoros// Etous B).
Reverse translation : (Ville de Césarée// an 2).


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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