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E-auction 500-410390 - brm_323401 - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Sesterce

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 33 €
End of the sale : 14 November 2022 14:13:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 195
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 21,89 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré sur un petit flan à l’usure importante. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : L SEPT SEV PE - RT AVG IMP VII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Septime Sévère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Lucius Septimus Severus Pertinax Augustus Imperator septimum" (Lucius Septime Sévère Pertinax Auguste acclamé empereur sept fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : DIVI M PII - F PM TR P III COS II PP/ S|C.
Reverse description : Sévère en habit militaire debout à gauche, tenant une Victoriola de la main droite et une haste de la gauche, et couronné par Virtus (La Vertu) (ou Roma) debout à gauche qui tient un parazonium renversé.
Reverse translation : "Divi Marci Pii Filius Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestas tertium Consul secundum Pater Patriae" (Fils du Divin Marc Pieux, Grand Pontife détenteur de la Puissance Tribunicienne pour la troisième fois Consul deux fois Père de la Patrie).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS

(13/04/193-4/02/211)

Septimius Severus was born in 146 in Leptis Magna in Africa (Libya). After a brilliant military career under the reigns of Marc Aurèle and Commodus, he was consul suffect in 185. At the time of Pertinax's death, he was governor of Upper Pannonia. Acclaimed emperor on April 13, 193, he quickly eliminated Dide Julien, his compatriot (June 28), and associated Albin with power as Caesar before fighting Pescennius Niger in the East. In 195, he fictitiously entered the Antonine family by being adopted post-mortem. He defeats and executes Niger and leads a brilliant campaign in Arabia. In 197, he got rid of his last adversary, Albin, who proclaimed himself august. Severus prepares the establishment of his dynasty by giving the title of Augusta to Julia, his wife, in 194, of Caesar to Caracalla, in 196, then of Augustus in 198 when Geta, his second son, becomes Caesar. Sévère will spend fifteen years consolidating the borders of the Empire by winning numerous victories over the Parthians (197-198), then in Africa (207) and, finally in Brittany (208-211), where he died..

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