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E-auction 412-323811 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Sesterce

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Sesterce F
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 33 €
Maximum bid : 33 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2021 14:23:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 195
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 16,16 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier à l’usure très importante, identifiable
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : [L SEPT SEV PERT - AVG IMP V].
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Lucius Septimus Severus Pertinax Augustus Imperator quintum", (Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax Auguste revêtu de la cinquième acclamation impériale).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [ROMAE A-]ETERNAE]/ S|C.
Reverse description : Rome assise à gauche sur une cuirasse, tenant une Victoriola de la main droite et une haste de la main gauche ; derrière, un bouclier.
Reverse translation : "Romæ Æternæ", (À Rome éternelle).

Commentary


Poids excessivement léger. 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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