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brm_595750 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Dupondius

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Dupondius VF
195.00 €(Approx. 228.15$ | 175.50£)
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Type : Dupondius
Date: 194
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,07 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Septime Sévère. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine verte superficielle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : L. - SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP IIII.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Septime Sévère à droite (O).
Obverse translation : "Lucius Septimus Severus Pertinax Augustus Imperator quartum" (Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax auguste revêtu de la quatrième acclamation impériale).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AFR-ICA/ S|C.
Reverse description : Africa (L'Afrique) coiffée de la trompe d'éléphant, debout à droite, tenant des épis dans son peplum ; à ses pieds, un lion.
Reverse translation : "Africa" (L'Afrique).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 1.

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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