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brm_286930 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Sesterce

90.00 €(Approx. 107.10$ | 80.10£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 196
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 20,83 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan court sur les légendes, à l’usure importante. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : [L SEPT SEV PERT - AVG IMP VIII].
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite.
Obverse translation : "Lucius Septimus Severus Pertinax Augustus Imperator octavum", (Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax auguste acclamé empereur huit fois).


Reverse legend : [ADVENTI AVG F]ELICISSIMO// SC.
Reverse description : Septime Sévère à cheval à droite, levant la main droite et précédé par un soldat à pied qui se retourne, tient le cheval par le frein et porte un étendard.
Reverse translation : "Adventus Augusti Felicissimo", (L'Arrivée de l'auguste très heureux).


Poids léger.

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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