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bpv_538191 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Pentassaria

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Pentassaria XF
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Price : 280.00 €
Type : Pentassaria
Date: c. 193-211
Mint name / Town : Istros, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 15,27 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Septime Sévère. Revers inhabituel. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
BMC. - GIC. - Cop.202 var. - ACBP.167 var. - Varbonov613 - AMNG. 1/493

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Septime Sévère à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : A. K L SEPT. - SEUHROS P.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur César Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax).

Reverse


Reverse description : Cavalier (dieu rivière, Mithra), vêtu militairement, coiffé du calathos, à cheval au pas à droite ; l’antérieur droit levé ; derrière l’empereur, une sceptre fiché dans le sol surmonté d’un aigle debout à droite, la tête tournée ) gauche.
Reverse legend : ISTRI-H-N//WN.
Reverse translation : (d’Istros).

Commentary


Revers tout à fait intéressant. Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire reproduit dans l’ouvrage d’I. Varbonov, GIC. I,p. 99, n° 613.

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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